In a follow-up to a story about the city of Yumen being quarantined due to a case of plague, Chinese officials have reported lifted the 9-day quarantine that affected some 30,000 people.
According to a Xinhua report today, plague is categorized as a Class A infectious disease, the most serious under China’s Law on the Prevention and Treatment of Infectious Diseases.
The 38-year-old man contracted the deadly bacterium after having close contact with a marmot while herding. He died on July 16.
Xinhua reports that during the quarantine, local authorities aided with disease prevention, and control specialists sent by the National Health and Family Planning Commission carried out disinfection and rat extermination and educated locals on how to guard against plague.