By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews

The Mongolia National Center for Zoonotic Disease reported on their Facebook page of an additional suspected human bubonic plague case in western Mongolia.

The case is a 37-year-old man from Tsetseg soum, Khovd province and is currently hospitalized in critical condition.

It is reported the patient ate marmot meat.

Since the beginning of the year, 13 human plague cases have been reported (9 suspect and 4 confirmed).

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The National Center for Zoonotic Diseases said that 17 out of all the 21 Mongolian provinces are now at risk of the bubonic plague.