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China confirms case of bubonic plague, closes a city in its Inner Mongolia region


(CNN) - China has closed a city in its inner Mongolia region after a case of the Bubonic Plague was identified.

Visitors are not strictly prohibiting from entering the affected area and visiting the surrounding region.

The case was discovered in the city of Bayannur, located northwest of Beijing.

It was confirmed and officially diagnosed by doctors on Tuesday.

Bayannur health authorities are urging people to take extra precautions to minimize the risk of human-to-human transmission and to avoid hunting, skinning, or eating animals that could cause infections.

Bubonic plague causes painful swollen lymph nodes as well as fever, chills and coughing.


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