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A new case of bubonic plague has been confirmed in Ulaanbaatar.

A new case of bubonic plague has been confirmed in Ulaanbaatar.

A new case of bubonic plague has been confirmed in Mongolia’s capital Ulaanbaatar after a man ate marmot meat, Xinhua news agency reported citing Mongolia’s National Center for Zoonotic Diseases (NCZD).

At the end of June, the center reported that a case of plague had already been registered in the Bugat somon of the Gobi-Altai aimag of Mongolia.


One case of bubonic plague was confirmed in the Mongolian capital on Tuesday, the country’s national center for zoonotic diseases reported.


It is noted that last week the infected man ate marmot meat. Another five people who were in close contact with him are now isolated and being treated. The center also said that 17 out of 21 Mongolian provinces are still at risk of spreading bubonic plague, and urged the population not to hunt marmots or eat their meat.