Marmots, like these in Zuogong county in the Tibet Autonomous Region, are found all over the grasslands in western China. Photo: Xinhua Marmots, like these in Zuogong county in the Tibet Autonomous Region, are found all over the grasslands in western China. Photo: Xinhua
Marmots, like these in Zuogong county in the Tibet Autonomous Region, are found all over the grasslands in western China. Photo: Xinhua

Man, 38, dies of pneumonic plague while herding in Gansu

More than 150 people have been quarantined after the victim came in contact with a dead marmot and died the next day

Marmots, like these in Zuogong county in the Tibet Autonomous Region, are found all over the grasslands in western China. Photo: Xinhua Marmots, like these in Zuogong county in the Tibet Autonomous Region, are found all over the grasslands in western China. Photo: Xinhua
Marmots, like these in Zuogong county in the Tibet Autonomous Region, are found all over the grasslands in western China. Photo: Xinhua
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