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China seals village after bubonic plague death

Chinese region of Inner Mongolia sealed off a village after a resident there died from bubonic plague, a centuries-old disease responsible for the most deadly pandemic in human history. The death was reported to health authorities in Baotou city on Sunday and the victim was confirmed to be a bubonic plague patient on Thursday, a […]

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Bubonic Plague Kills Teenage Boy In Mongolia Who Ate Marmot

A 15-year-old boy died from bubonic plague in western Mongolia. The teenager caught the plague after hunting and eating marmot, according to Dorj Narangerel, spokesperson for Mongolia’s Ministry of Health. He died on Sunday. Marmots are large ground squirrels, a type of rodent, that have historically been linked to plague outbreaks in the region. Tests […]

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Bubonic Plague case reported in China’s Inner Mongolia region

China beefed up security after a city in Inner Mongolia autonomous region of northern China confirmed a case of the bubonic plague. According to reports, Bayannur or Bayannao’er a prefecture-level city issued a level 3 warning after a herdsman tested positive. The man is in quarantine and said to be in a stable condition. A […]