Mongolia Quarantines Russian Border Region Over Bubonic Plague Suspicion

Mongolia Quarantines Russian Border Region Over Bubonic Plague Suspicion

Lab tests confirmed that two individuals had contracted the illness after eating marmot meat.

Mongolia has quarantined its western region near the border with Russia after identifying two suspected cases of the black plague linked to the consumption of marmot meat, health officials said Wednesday.

Lab tests confirmed that two unidentified individuals had contracted the “marmot plague” in the region of Khovd, Mongolia’s National Center for Zoonotic Disease (NCZD) said in a statement.

Source: Mongolia Quarantines Russian Border Region Over Bubonic Plague Suspicion

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