An image of Yersinia pestis bacteria, which cause bubonic plague. Chinese officials confirmed that an Inner Mongolia herder had contracted the disease. Photo: Shutterstock
An image of Yersinia pestis bacteria, which cause bubonic plague. Chinese officials confirmed that an Inner Mongolia herder had contracted the disease. Photo: Shutterstock
Disease

After bubonic plague confirmed, Chinese officials urge precautions

  • A hospital in Bayannur, Inner Mongolia, reported that a herdsman had the disease but was in stable condition
  • Beijing Centre for Disease Prevention and Control says travellers to the autonomous region should avoid eating wild animals and camping in the grassland

An image of Yersinia pestis bacteria, which cause bubonic plague. Chinese officials confirmed that an Inner Mongolia herder had contracted the disease. Photo: Shutterstock
An image of Yersinia pestis bacteria, which cause bubonic plague. Chinese officials confirmed that an Inner Mongolia herder had contracted the disease. Photo: Shutterstock
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