In Mongolia, which borders Russia, doctors have recorded a new case of infection with bubonic plague. Such data are cited by the Chinese news agency Xinhua with reference to specialists from the National Center for Zoonotic Diseases.
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According to the agency, Mongolian doctors detected bubonic plague in a 25-year-old resident of the province of Khovd, who ate marmot meat a little earlier. The girl is currently hospitalized, in addition, experts have confirmed she has bubonic plague through laboratory tests. Also, local doctors had to isolate 19 other people who had close contacts with an infected citizen.
It is noteworthy that in 2020, 22 cases of infection with this disease were detected in Mongolia, and six of them were confirmed as a result of laboratory tests. Finally, it is highlighted that the country has also recently reported three deaths among patients with bubonic plague. So, in early September, one of the patients died in Zavkhan, a month earlier a 42-year-old patient from Khovd died, and in the middle of summer it was reported about the death of a teenager from Gov-Altai.