Mongolian Couple Died of Plague After Eating Raw Marmot

Ring a Ring o' Roses: Bubonic plague is much more widespread than you think

Ring a Ring o' Roses: Bubonic plague is much more widespread than you think

A Mongolian couple died from the bubonic plague after eating raw marmot meat, causing a six-day quarantine to be declared in a western province of Mongolia earlier this month.

The town of Tsagaannuur, near the border between Mongolia and Russian Federation, was quarantined for six days last week after the man and woman were diagnosed posthumously with plague, a World Health Organization (WHO) official told the Washington Post.

The deaths prompted authorities to impose a quarantine in the area where the couple lived, a town in the Bayan-Olgii province bordering China and Russian Federation.

According to Ochirpurev, the 118 people who had come into contact with the couple were all isolated and treated with antibiotics. The quarantine was lifted on May 7, 2019. They, as well as 24-year-old American Peace Corps volunteer Sebastian Pique, were invited to the governor's office on Friday to have the situation explained. Though locals consider consuming uncooked rodent meat is healthful, authorities have warned residents that the animals can carry Yersinia pestis, the plague-inflicting microorganism, in line with Agence France-Presse.

"Humans usually get plague after being bitten by a rodent flea that is carrying the plague bacterium or by handling an animal infected with plague", the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention writes on its website. They died on May 1.

Symptoms of bubonic plague include fever, headache, chills and weakness, as well as "painful lymph nodes", the CDC site states.

The Black Death wiped out millions of people in the Middle Ages but cases are now very rare.

According to the World Health Organization, from 2010 to 2015 there were 3,248 cases of the plague reported worldwide, including 584 deaths.

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