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Hunter in China catches bubo after eating a wild rabbit

According to state news agency Xinhua, it was assumed that the unknown patient became infected with the plague after capturing and eating a wild rabbit in Huade County, Inner Mongolia.

The bubonic plague is the most common version of the disease and is rarely transmitted between humans.

The case comes after the Chinese government announced on November 12 that two people in the capital, Beijing, were treated for pneumonic plague – the same strand that caused the Black Death, one of the deadliest pandemics in human history ,

Pulmonary plague is the most virulent and deadly burden of the disease. It has its origin in the lungs, and any infected person can transmit it to another person by sneezing or coughing. It can be cured with antibiotics but, according to WHO, it is always fatal if left untreated.

By comparison, bubonic plague can be transmitted only through infected fleas or through the handling of the tissue of an infected animal.

  Two people just got the plague in China - yes, the plague of the Black Death
The state media Xinhua said on Saturday that there were no signs of the spread of the plague continuing in Beijing and there was no link to the latest case. However, it was the second time that the disease was discovered in the region last year.
In May, a Mongolian couple died of bubonic plague after eating the raw kidney of a groundhog, a local folk remedy.

Although the plague is inextricably linked to the 14th century black-blooded pandemic, which killed some 50 million people in Europe, it remains a relatively common disease.

At least 1,000 people a year suffer from the plague, according to the World Health Organization (The three most common countries are the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Madagascar and Peru.)

On average, seven Americans are affected by the plague each year, according to the Centers for disease control and prevention In 2015, two people died of the plague in Colorado, and in the previous year there were eight reported cases in the state.

Jessie Yeung and Susan Scutti of CNN contributed to this report.

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