Authorities in the north China region of Inner Mongolia have reported three cases of the plague in less than a week. Photo: Xinhua

Chinese man, 55, contracts bubonic plague after eating wild rabbit in Inner Mongolia

  • The man has become the third plague victim in a week, after two people from the same region caught pneumonic strain of the deadly disease
  • Local health authority says 28 people were quarantined after latest case was diagnosed
Topic |   Health in China

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Authorities in the north China region of Inner Mongolia have reported three cases of the plague in less than a week. Photo: Xinhua
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The disease is spread by the Yersinia pestis bacteria. Photo: Shutterstock

Two pneumonic plague cases confirmed in Chinese villagers

  • Inner Mongolian residents now being treated in Beijing hospital
  • Public health authorities say risk of disease spreading is ‘extremely low’
Topic |   China Society

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The disease is spread by the Yersinia pestis bacteria. Photo: Shutterstock
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