A 3-year-old boy from China’s Yunnan Province has been confirmed to have caught the bubonic plague.
The toddler was infected at a rural village in Menghai, Yunnan sometime last week.
China eventually confirmed that it was indeed the plague on Sunday (27 October).
A report by Express
said that the boy is in a stable condition now.
China, however, has declared an emergency following confirmation of the case.
A level IV emergency response had been initiated to curb the spread of the plague.
So far, authorities have found three plague-ridden dead rats at the village in Yunnan.
Let's hope that the measures put in place will be able to contain the infection from spreading further.