Second individual dies from plague in China’s Inner Mongolia

Beijing, August 8

A affected person in northern China has died from the plague, the second demise from the illness within the nation’s Inner Mongolia area this week.

The sufferer died on Friday from a number of organ failure in a case of bubonic plague, the Bayannaoer metropolis well being fee mentioned on its web site.

The space the place the individual lived has been sealed off, and 7 shut contacts have been positioned beneath medical remark, the fee mentioned. They all examined damaging for the plague and confirmed no signs.

On Thursday, medical authorities confirmed a special type of the illness as the reason for demise of one other individual 4 days earlier, the Baotou metropolis well being fee mentioned.

China has largely eradicated the plague, however occasional instances are nonetheless reported.

The final main identified outbreak was in 2009, when a number of folks died within the city of Ziketan in Qinghai province on the Tibetan Plateau. AP

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