China village sealed off after ANOTHER ‘Black Death’ bubonic plague infection
CHINA has closed an entire village after a second outbreak of the bubonic plague.
A case of the plague, which wiped out almost half of Europe in the 14th century, was reported in Suji Xincun located in the city of Baotou.
Health authorities were notified of a death on Sunday but it was confirmed days later that he had the plague.
The patient died of circulatory system failure but it's not known how the patient caught the plague, a statement read.
The village has been sealed and homes are disinfected daily. All villagers have reportedly tested negative for the disease.
Nine close contacts and 26 secondary contacts of the patient have been quarantined and also tested negative.
The patient's case is the first death of the plague that China has confirmed this year. It's the country's second case of 2020.
An outbreak was reported in Bayan Nur in early July, reported Xinhua.
A third level alert was issued - the second lowest in the four-tier system.
This forbids the hunting and eating of animals which could carry the plague.
The alert asks the public to report any suspected cases of the plague, and to report any sick or dead marmots.
The medieval disease is easily treatable with medicines - but if left untreated, most infected will die within a week.
In the 14th Century, the Black Death - a collection of plagues including the bubonic plague - tore through the globe making it the most deadly recorded pandemic in history.
It killed 200 million people ...
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