Chinese Pest Control Leadership Summit 2019” held in Fuzhou, China
The annual “Chinese Pest Control Leadership Summit” was held in Fuzhou, November 7-10, 2019. The summit was organized by the Chinese Pest Control Association (CPCA), and coorganized by Fuzhou City Pest Control Association and China Inspection Group Fujian Co., Ltd. More than 40 representatives attended the Summit. Ms. Huang, Xiaoyun, the Director of CPCA attended the meeting and gave the opening remarks. Also in attendance were Cai Bolin and Zhou Liping, Vice Presidents of CPCA, as well as industry top leaders, local association representatives, and technical experts. During the meeting, for the first time, the CPCA announced the official launch of Beijing Chaoyang District Weijian Gongcheng Vocational Skills Training School, the first immersive training school in the China specifically designed for the pest control industry. Covering an area of more than 1,000 square meters, the School has a strong team of experts as trainers, and also provides comfortable accommodation, complete facilities, and simulation of real-life field work environment.
Cases of plague recently discovered in Inner Mongolia, China, and Ms. Huang, Xiaoyun, Vice President of CPCA, gave an interview to a magazine.
On November 12, the People’s Government of Beijing Chaoyang District issued a statement that two people in Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region had been diagnosed with pneumonic plague. At the present time, the patients are being treated in Beijing, and prevention and control measures have been implemented. The two patients were reportedly escorted by ambulance from Inner Mongolia to Beijing Chaoyang Hospital, where the patients’ close contacts were kept under quarantine. On November 13, the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention released a message announcing that Beijing is not the original source for the pathogen. Plague bacteria have not been detected in Beijing’s local environment and local mice tested did not carry plague bacteria. The public are not at risk of infection from accidental contact with rats or other animals.
Recently in an interview with China Newsweek, Ms. Huang, Xiaoyun, Vice President and Director of the CPCA, indicated that the hospital has done a fabulous job of treating the patients. At the same time, the relevant authorities will certainly take any necessary measures to prevent the spread of the disease. As in all cases of such situation involving plague, rodent eradication is particularly important. “We should vigorously conduct rodent eradication whether or not there are reported cases of plague, especially in those places that didn’t have a rodent infestation in the past and suddenly found traces of rats. Such circumstances must be reported in a timely manner.” Ms. Huang appealed to the general public to seek professionals for assistance when necessary. “The public should not resort to a simplistic rat control method, which in most cases, is to obtain a bait station. It is imperative to treat the carcasses properly after the animals have been killed to prevent further risk of disease.”
Public information shows that between the end of the 19th Century and 1949, there were six plaguerelated pandemics in China, affecting more than 20 provinces (regions), with around 1.15 million cases reported and one million deaths. After 1949, plague was effectively controlled. According to Science and Technology Daily, China’s historical plague endemic areas include 638 counties (cities and counties) in 21 provinces, mainly in the Northeastern, Northern, Northwestern China, Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, Southeast Coast, and Southern Yunnan province.
Both article were provided by Chinese Pest Control Association, translated by Liu Chunyu, and edited by Pascal Cai.