Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Plague leaves 1 dead in SW China

BEIJING - One person in Southwest China's Sichuan province died of plague on Sept 7, the Ministry of Health said Monday.

The case was reported in Cunge township, Litang county, Garze Tibetan autonomous prefecture, the ministry said on its website, quoting a report from Sichuan's provincial health department.

A herder surnamed Da found a dead marmot on Sept 2 when he was herding and shared the animal with other villagers after he returned to his tent, according to the report.

Da developed symptoms of fever, quivering, body aches, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and swelling and aches in the right armpit on Sept 4. Da went to the hospital on Sept 7 and died on the same day after emergency rescue efforts failed, the report said. Read More