A plague-stricken resident of the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region in Northern China died on August 2. 35 people who contacted him were isolated.
This was reported by the Health Committee of the city of Batou. Local authorities explained that laboratory tests of the man, in particular for nucleic acid, confirmed the presence of intestinal plague.
After studying all the tests and epidemiological studies, experts concluded that the cause of death was the exhaustion of the circulatory system. Isolated 35 people are in quarantine under medical supervision. So far, they have no symptoms of the disease, and the tests show a negative result.
The region has declared the third level of epidemic warning. Residents are asked to observe hygiene standards. In addition, the house where the deceased lived and those in the neighborhood are disinfected.
Earlier, a 15-year-old boy who fell ill with bubonic plague died in Mongolia. His death was the first in the region.