3rd Case of the Plague Reported in China

Sara Sobkowicz

The third case of the plague has been reported in China after an unidentified man had caught and eaten a wild rabbit from Inner Mongolia’s Huade County. Twenty-eight people that the hunter had been in close contact with since ingesting the rabbit have been quarantined as a result. The plague has very similar symptoms as the flu, however it is much more deadly. Previously, as reported by Beijing authorities, a married couple had been diagnosed with the pneumonic plague, and are being treated in a quarantined hospital. Though the two cases occurred simultaneously, there is no real connection. The Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention has confirmed that an outbreak of the plague has very low chances of occuring and Chinese health officials have come forward saying that there is no need to worry about the risk of infection.