Chinese town sealed off after death from pneumonic plague

July 23, 2014 5:40 AM

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Chinese town sealed off after death from pneumonic plague

(CNN) -- A Chinese town has been on lockdown since last week after a man died of the plague.

Parts of the city of Yumen was sealed off by police after a 38-year-old man died in a hospital on July 16, according to state news agency Xinhua. He had contracted pneumonic plague.

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