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Officials Seal Off Chinese City After Bubonic Plague Death

News outlets report on a Chinese city that has been sealed off after one man died of bubonic plague.

Agence France-Presse/The Guardian: Chinese city sealed off after bubonic plague death
“A Chinese city has been sealed off and 151 people have been placed in quarantine since last week after a man died of bubonic plague, state media said…” (7/22).

Reuters: Parts of Chinese city in quarantine after plague death: Xinhua
“…A 38-year-old victim was infected by a marmot, a wild rodent, and died on July 16. Several districts of the city of about 100,000 people in Gansu province were subsequently turned into special quarantine zones, Xinhua said…” (7/22).

Wall Street Journal: Chinese City Locked Down After Brief Appearance of Black Death Plague
“…Some 151 people who were in close contact with the man are under quarantine at a branch of Yumen City People’s Hospital, although so far these people haven’t shown abnormal symptoms, according to the report…” (Deng, 7/23).

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