Monday, August 3, 2009
A town of 10,000 people in north west China has been sealed off from the outside world after an outbreak of deadly pneumonic plague.
The town of Ziketan in Qinghai Province has been quarantined after a dozen people were infected with the highly contagious lung disease.
The outbreak has already claimed two lives. A herdsman died from the disease on Friday and his neighbour died on Sunday.
Another 10 people, mostly relatives of the dead men, were undergoing treatment in an isolation hospital. A team of medical experts are being flown into the remote town.
This article was posted: Monday, August 3, 2009 at 3:38 am