China bubonic plague: Beijing seals off village as panicked experts confirm black death

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The plague, which sparked the black death, killed one person in Baotou City on Sunday. 

It was confirmed on Thursday the person had died from the bubonic plague. 

To stop the spread of the virus, health officials ordered the immediate closure of Suji Xincun village where the person lived. 

According to a statement from the Municpal Health Commission, the person died from circulatory system failure. 

Those in contact wit the victim have now been placed into quarantine in order to stop the spread of the virus. 

Due to the outbreak in the village, the Damao Banner district has now been placed onto a level 3 alert plague prevention for the remainder of the year. 

It is now the second area in China to have been issued the alert.  

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