Sun, August 09, 2009

Pneumonic plague outbreak

Outbreak seals town of 10,000

A town of 10,000 people in the northwestern province of Qinghai has been sealed off after three men died of pneumonic plague and nine others were affected, health authorities said. Full story

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A closer look at plague and how it is spread

A look at the pneumonic plague that has killed three people in China:

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A closer look at plague and how it is spread

2009-08-04 09:09:52 GMT SINA.com A look at the pneumonic plague that has killed three people in China: