Chinese City Locked Down After Brief Appearance of Black Death Plague

July 23, 2014 7:06 AM

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Chinese City Locked Down After Brief Appearance of Black Death Plague

The disease that caused the Black Death in Europe during the 14th century briefly resurfaced in the Middle Kingdom last week, prompting authorities to seal off parts of one Chinese city.

Authorities in China blocked off parts of western Gansu province’s Yumen city, after a man there died of pneumonic plague last week, according to official news agency Xinhua.

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