By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews

The Inner Mongolia Health Authority of Mainland China announced a confirmed case of bubonic plague Wednesday.


According to the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (computer translated), the patient is a herdsman from Siziwang Banner, Ulanqab.

He is reported to be in stable condition and being treated in a local hospital. Four close contacts have been isolated for medical observation. Currently, there are no signs or symptoms recognized in the contacts.

City officials are carrying out a flea and rat eradication campaign.

Officials report that this is the fifth plague case on the Mainland in 2019 and the fourth this month.

The first case was a septicemic plague death that occurred in Jiuquan, Gansu in September. Four cases have recently been confirmed since November 12, all of which From Inner Mongolia, including 3 cases in Xilinguole League and 1 case in Ulan Qab City. Two of the pneumonic plague cases have been transferred to Beijing Hospital for treatment. The local health unit said on November 21 that the two cases were in critical condition.

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