China reports fourth case of plague this month

Chinese health authorities on Thursday reported a fresh case of bubonic plague in the country's northern Inner Mongolia region, bringing the total number of plague cases to four since the beginning of the month.
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The news comes about one week after officials in China announced ​ a suspected bubonic plague case.
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Mongolia's health ministry says a 15-year-old boy has died of bubonic plague in the country's west after eating an infected marmot
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The news comes about one week after officials in China announced ​ a suspected bubonic plague case.
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