bubonic plague - updates

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WHO monitoring China bubonic plague situation

Jul 07, 2020 - 8:59 PM

'At the moment, we are not considering it high-risk but we're watching it, monitoring it carefully,' says WHO spokeswoman Margaret Harris

China steps up precautions after bubonic plague case

Jul 06, 2020 - 10:04 PM

While the contagious bubonic plague is rare in China and can be treated, at least 5 people have died from it since 2014, says China's National Health Commission

North Korea has large chemical weapons stockpile – Seoul

Feb 24, 2017 - 1:00 PM

UPDATED Pyongyang is believed to have up to 5 000 tons of chemical weapons including the VX nerve agent allegedly used to kill Kim Jong Nam

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China reopens town sealed after plague death

Jul 24, 2014 - 1:03 PM

Authorities had exterminated rodents and fleas in designated quarantine zones while 151 close contacts of the man had been kept in isolation for nine days without showing symptoms

City 'sealed off' after man dies of plague in China

Jul 22, 2014 - 6:38 PM

A dead marmot may have been the cause of a case of bubonic plague in Yumen a city in the Gansu province of China