Teenage boy dies of plague in Mongolia after eating marmot

Two others being treated with antibiotics after death of 15-year-old, health ministry says

A 15-year-old boy has died of bubonic plague in western Mongolia after eating an infected marmot, the country’s health ministry has said.

Two other teenagers who also ate the marmot were being treated with antibiotics, said a ministry spokesperson, Narangerel Dorj.

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