By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews

The Mongolia National Center for Zoonotic Disease reported on their Facebook page three days ago (loosely translated):  In the uliastai soum of zavkhan aimag, we are working with suspicious cases of the bubonic, and the response to organize the province’s zöst and special commission.

The Malaysia Star reports, An administrative subdivision of Zavkhan province in western Mongolia has been quarantined for an indefinite period after a suspected case of bubonic plague was reported on Saturday, local government said Sunday.

The 39-year-old resident of Uliastai soum presented with symptoms after eating marmot meat with his family a week ago. He is currently being treated.

A total of seven suspected cases of bubonic plague have been reported across the country so far this year, with three confirmed by laboratory test results.