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A FOURTH “Black Death” victim has died from the bubonic plague.

A 42-year-old man died in Mongolia – as Russia vaccinates thousands against the disease.

Mongolia has recorded another death from the bubonic plague

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Mongolia has recorded another death from the bubonic plagueCredit: National Center for Zoonotic Diseases
The news comes after Russia began a vaccination programme against the plague amid fears that it's spreading

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The news comes after Russia began a vaccination programme against the plague amid fears that it’s spreadingCredit: Tuva Media Group

He died after buying two infected marmot rodents which are seen as a food delicacy, according to reports.

The district of Jargalant has been locked down following his death.

Russia has begun a vaccination programme against the plague over fears that it is spreading after outbreaks in Mongolia and China.

At least 2,500 adults and 623 children have been given vaccinations in Siberia – a favourite Vladimir Putin holiday spot. 

The region shares a border with Mongolia. 

A huge disinfection campaign has been carried out to kill infected fleas by spraying across a large area near remote villages, it was announced. 

The bubonic plague is a highly infectious and often fatal disease that is spread by fleas living on rodents such as marmots.

“A wide distribution of the plague pathogen was revealed in Ovyursky and Mongun-Taiginsky districts with a total area of 340.1 square kilometres (131 square miles),” said Rospotrebnadzor, Russia’s health watchdog. 

In one area, eight shepherd camps with 51 people including 16 children were deemed at serious risk of infection. 

The plague is spread by fleas living on rodents such as marmots

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The plague is spread by fleas living on rodents such as marmotsCredit: East2west News
A disinfection process is underway to kill flies

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A disinfection process is underway to kill fliesCredit: Vesti.ru

“In Ovyursky district, the dangerous area is Khandagayty settlement with a population of over 3,000.

“Here, urgently, employees of the epidemiological squad carried out barrier disinfection, treating 4,000 hectares around the village from plague carriers.”

The news of the vaccination follows two deaths from the bubonic plague in China’s Inner Mongolia.

Two villages were reportedly sealed off in the province.

In July, a 15-year-old boy died from the Black Death in Mongolia, and two brothers were infected in a separate outbreak. 

All were linked to infected marmots, a rodent which is the heaviest of the squirrel family.

Three other Russian regions in southern Siberia are known to be monitoring the spread – TransBaikal, and the republics of Altai and Buryatia. 

It kills in less than 24 hours if not treated immediately. 

Russian President Vladimir Putin says coronavirus vaccine approved for use and daughter has had it

In the 14th Century, the Black Death – a collection of plagues including the bubonic plague – tore through the globe making it the most deadly recorded pandemic in history.

Symptoms of the plague are “flu-like” and sufferers are likely to have painful lymph nodes, chills, fever, headaches, weakness and fatigue.

Up to 200million people were killed by bubonic plague in the 14th century.

History of the Black Death

The Black Death was an epidemic of bubonic plague which struck Europe and Asia in the 1300s.

It killed more than 20 million people in Europe.

Scientists now know that the plague was spread by a bacillus known as 

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Several areas of Mongolia were quarantined after a 15-year-old boy died on Sunday from a suspected infection of the bubonic plagueCredit: National Center for Zoonotic Desease

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Symptoms of the plague include blisters and boilsCredit: Corbis

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A FOURTH “Black Death” victim has died from the bubonic plague. A 42-year-old man died in Mongolia – as Russia vaccinates thousands against the disease. He died after buying two infected marmot rodents which are seen as a food delicacy, according to reports. The district of Jargalant has been locked down following his death. Russia […]

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