In the Chinese Autonomous region of Inner Mongolia in the North of the country, one person died from an intestinal form of plague. This occurred in the district of Darkhan-Umingan city district Baotou. About the disease with a fatal outcome was reported by the local health Committee.

Currently isolated 35 people exposed to the sick. The district introduced a state of increased epidemiological risk, which will last until the end of the year, as the authorities fear the emergence of local outbreaks of plague.

The main source of infection in this region is the consumption of meat and offal Surkov, often without heat treatment.