Looking inside ourselves and out at the world
Independent and neutral with regard to all political and religious orientations,® aims to promote awareness of the major democratic principles on which tolerance is based.

Parts of Chinese City in Quarantine After Plague Death

China has sealed off parts of its northwestern city of Yumen  after a resident died of bubonic plague last week, state media reported on Tuesday. A 38-year-old victim was infected by a marmot, a wild rodent, and died on July 16. Several districts of the city of about 100,000 people in Gansu province were subsequently turned into special quarantine zones, Xinhua said. It said 151 people who came into direct contact with the victim were also placed in quarantine. None have so far...

Read complete article
© Voice of America -

Follow us on ...
Facebook Twitter