July 7, 2020 / 9:14 AM / a month ago

WHO doesn't see bubonic plague in China as high risk - spokeswoman

GENEVA, July 7 (Reuters) - The outbreak of bubonic plague in China is being “well managed” and is not considered to represent a high risk, a World Health Organization (WHO) official said on Tuesday.

Local authorities in a city in the Chinese region of Inner Mongolia issued a warning on Sunday, one day after a hospital reported a case of suspected bubonic plague. It followed four reported cases of plague in people there last November, including two of pneumonic plague, a deadlier variant. (Reporting by Emma Farge and Stephanie Nebehay, Editing by Michael Shields)

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