Bubonic plague in China is not high risk: WHO

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A World Health Organization official said on Tuesday that bubonic plague is well managed in China and is not considered high risk. In this regard, local authorities have also issued a warning on Sunday after a suspicious case was reported at a hospital in Bayanur city in the Chinese region of Inner Mongolia.


Last November, four plague cases were found among the people, including two pneumonic plagues and one fatal case. WHO spokeswoman Margaret Harris said in Geneva, "We are monitoring outbreaks in China." We are seeing this together with the Chinese authorities and Mongolian authorities. At the moment, we are not considering it as a high risk.