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Bubonic Plague Case Confirmed in China’s Inner Mongolia

Bubonic Plague Case Confirmed in China’s Inner Mongolia

A herdsman in the Chinese autonomous region of Inner Mongolia was diagnosed with the bubonic plague Sunday, The New York Times reported. The Bayannur city health commission confirmed the diagnosis and issued a third-level alert, the second from the bottom in a four-level system. Mongolian health authorities are also investigating a second suspected case involving […]

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    China Revises Coronavirus Death Toll in Wuhan up 50%

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