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