China: City Quarantined After Death from Plague

Posted on July 25, 2014 • Filed under: China, Travel Health

theguardian.com reported tens of thousands of people were trapped in Yumen when officials swiftly locked down the city after a man died of plague, highlighting China’s severe approach to the threat from disease. Tens of thousands of people were trapped in Yumen when officials swiftly locked down the city after a man died of plague, highlighting China’s severe approach to the threat from disease. The decision by Chinese authorities to quarantine parts of Yumen city after a local man died of the bubonic plague made headlines around the world. While four people were also diagnosed with the disease in Colorado this week – all were treated in hospital and quickly released – the 38-year-old Chinese farmer’s death brought a far more dramatic response from Yumen’s authorities. Read Article

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