Bubonic plague: China closes tourist spots in Inner Mongolia after confirmed case Travel

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(CNN) — Authorities in the Chinese region of Inner Mongolia have closed several tourist spots after a case of bubonic plague was confirmed this week. The case was discovered in Bayannur, located northwest of the capital Beijing. Five nearby grassland scenic points have now been closed, with visitors "strictly prohibited from entering the affected area and visiting the surrounding region," according to state-run Xinhua news agency. Inner Mongolia authorities are also implementing stricter management of other grassland tourist sites to ensure visitors don't feed or touch wild animals, and to decrease the population of rodents or fleas that may carry...