Plague-infected man dies in China

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A plague resident of the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region in northern China died on August 2, RIA Novosti reported on August 6, citing the Batou City Health Committee.

The report says that the man died in Khoshun (administrative-territorial unit in the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. – Ed.) Darkhan-Mumingan.

Laboratory tests confirmed that the deceased had intestinal plague. Experts came to the conclusion that the cause of death was the depletion of the circulatory system.

35 people in contact are isolated. They did not show any symptoms of the disease, and nucleic acid tests also showed negative results.

Local authorities have announced the third level of epidemiological warning. The country has introduced measures to prevent and control the spread of the disease.

The authorities urged local residents to be vigilant, maintain good hygiene, and seek medical attention if unusual symptoms appear.

On July 1, an outbreak of bubonic plague was recorded in western Mongolia. Presumably, the reason was the consumption of marmot meat.

The Russian Foreign Ministry assured that there is no threat of the spread of the plague in Russia.

On July 7, Academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences, State Duma Deputy Gennady Onishchenko noted that anti-plague stations in Altai, Transbaikalia, Buryatia and Tuva are monitoring the situation and disinfecting measures.

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