By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews

The Mongolia Ministry of Health is reporting (computer translated) a suspect case of plague in the western part of the country.


According to health officials-translated, A 27-year-old man is being treated at the Khovd Regional Diagnostic and Treatment Center with a preliminary diagnosis of “marmot plague gland and secondary lung disease”. The patient is very severe condition and has multiple organ failure.

The patient’s younger brother is 16 years old, male. Tsetseg soum health center is treating “marmot plague glands” with a preliminary diagnosis.

Patients are reported to have hunted and eaten marmots from June 21-23.

Of these, 96 were first contact and 402 were second contact. Quarantine has been imposed in Jargalant and Tsetseg soums, and professional teams from the National Center for Zoonotic Diseases and the Zoonoses Center in Khovd and Bayan-Ulgii aimags are working.

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