Mongolian Health Ministry confirms that 15-year-old teenager died from bubonic plague

Mongolian Health Ministry confirms that 15-year-old teenager died from bubonic plague
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  • calendar-gray 15 July 2020

Mongolian medics have confirmed the death of a teenager from bubonic plague after receiving the results of laboratory tests, APA reports citing Xinhua.

"The result of a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test revealed on Monday night that bubonic plague caused the death of a 15-year-old boy", Dorj Narangerel, head of public relations and surveillance department of the country's Health Ministry said.

On Sunday, media reported, citing the Mongolian National Center for Zoonotic Diseases that a 15-year-old boy had died of suspected infection of bubonic plague in the western Mongolian province of Govi-Altai. Medics found out that three days before his death, the teenager ate marmot meat with friends, which is often a carrier of bubonic plague.

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