Two People In China Diagnosed With Pneumonic Plague; Officials Warn Residents To Take Precautions To Prevent Disease’s Spread
New York Times: Plague Is Diagnosed in China, Prompting Fears of an Outbreak
“Two people in China were diagnosed with plague, setting off a panic on Tuesday about the potential spread of the highly infectious and fatal disease and prompting China’s government to warn citizens to take precautions to protect themselves. Beijing officials said the two infected people came from Inner Mongolia, a sparsely populated region of northern China. They sought treatment on Tuesday in a hospital in Beijing’s Chaoyang District, where they were diagnosed with pneumonic plague, according to the government office of the district…” (Wee et al., 11/13).