Third-Level Alert Issued in China’s Inner Mongolia as Herder Contracts Bubonic Plague Local Media


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The disease, which is spread mostly by rodents and infected fleas, is highly infectious and often fatal. A 14th century plague pandemic swept through Asia, Europe and Africa, killing an estimated 50 million people. The first case of bubonic plague has been confirmed in China, The Beijing News reported . According to the newspaper, a man that had been hospitalised in the city of Bayan Nur a day earlier is infected with the disease. The patient has been isolated and his condition is stable, according to The Beijing News. Authorities in Bayan Nur have issued a third-level alert, prohibiting residents...