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When most people hear of the bubonic plague they tend to think of the Black Death pandemic that swept through the western world in the Middle Ages, wiping out nearly a quarter of the world’s population.
Chinese authorities have halted the quarantine that was set upon a small town of 10,000 people in order to contain a lethal epidemic of pneumonic plague.
According to health authorities, thousands of people are under quarantine in a Tibetan town in northwest China after two men died of pneumonic plague and 11 others were confirmed to be infected.
- A serpent whose bite was fabled to produce intense thirst.