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According to a Xinhua report, a 40-year-old woman of Yaruu soum (administrative subdivision) of  Zavkhan province in western Mongolia has a suspected case of bubonic plague. Confirmation of the disease is pending.

It is reported that the woman recently consumed dead marmot.

15 people in close contact with her are being isolated, according to the National Center for Zoonotic Diseases (NCZD).

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Plague is an infectious disease caused by the bacterium, Yersinia pestis. It is found in animals throughout the world, most commonly rats but other rodents like ground squirrels, prairie dogs, chipmunks, rabbits and marmots in China. Fleas typically serve as the vector for plague.

People can also get infected through direct contact with an infected animal, through inhalation and in the case of pneumonic plague, person to person.

Yersinia pestis is treatable with antibiotics if started early enough.

There are three forms of human plague; bubonic, septicemic and pneumonic.