China bubonic plague: Beijing seals off village as panicked experts confirm black death

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The plague, which sparked the black death, killed one person in Baotou City on Sunday. 

It was confirmed on Thursday the person had died from the bubonic plague. 

To stop the spread of the virus, health officials ordered the immediate closure of Suji Xincun village where the person lived. 

According to a statement from the Municpal Health Commission, the person died from circulatory system failure. 

Those in contact wit the victim have now been placed into quarantine in order to stop the spread of the virus. 

Due to the outbreak in the village, the Damao Banner district has now been placed onto a level 3 alert plague prevention for the remainder of the year. 

It is now the second area in China to have been issued the alert.  

Both areas are in the Inner Mongolia region of China in the far north of the country. 

Although the patient in the city of Bayannur was isolated and taken to hospital, the city was quickly sealed off. 

Due to the uptick in cases in the region, the World Health Organisation has since classified the Bubonic Plague as a re-emerging disease. 

In Mongolia, which borders China in the north, a 15-year-old bot died from the plague last month. 

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