Global & Disaster Medicine

The death of a patient from septicemic plague in China


“…..The patient, a herder from Jiuquan’s Subei Mongolian autonomous county, died on Tuesday afternoon despite efforts by medical personnel……. The patient’s gender was not disclosed.

Experts said tests had confirmed at 11 pm that the patient died of septicemic plague that evolved from bubonic plague, which was reported as a suspected plague case at 5:30 pm.

Authorities said they had placed 12 people who had close contact with the patient under quarantine, and no abnormalities had been found……”

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