Bubonic Plague alert sparks panic in Russia – fears people EATING rodent carrying disease

On Sunday, authorities in Bayan Nur, a city in the Chinese region of Inner Mongolia, reported a suspected case of the deadly disease. They forbade people hunting and eating the rodents.

Authorities also urged the public to report any suspected cases as well as sick or dead marmots.

Mongolia also reported two cases of the deadly disease last week which was linked to people eating marmot meat in the western Khovd province.

Now, authorities in Russia have banned hunting marmots in the Altai region, which borders Kazakhstan, China and Mongolia, over fears of the deadly outbreak.

According to Russian News Agency TASS, the consumer health watchdog, Rospotrebnadzor, said cases across the border did not pose any threat to people on Altai.

Outbreaks of the Bubonic Plague were first reported earlier today as authorities in a Chinese city issued a level three warning.

A farmer, who is now said to be in a stable condition, reportedly contracted the virus which caused the infamous Black Death.

The level three warning is the second-lowest in a four-level system and the hunting and eating of wild animals has now been forbidden.

In November last year, the same area of Inner Mongolia saw an outbreak of the pneumonic plague, a deadlier variant of the bubonic plague.

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