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July 03, 2020 - The Independent (UK)

Two brothers infected with plague 'after eating marmot meat'

Two brothers infected with plague 'after eating marmot meat'
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Siblings are thought to have hunted and consumed animal

Two brothers have contracted the plague after reportedly eating marmots in Mongolia.

The siblings – aged 27 and 16 – are believed to have caught the potentially deadly disease after hunting and then consuming the animal in the country, authorities have said.

Two suspected cases in the western Khovd province came back as the plague in laboratory tests, according to Mongolia’s National Centre for Zoonotic Diseases.

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