Teen dies from bubonic plague in Kyrgyzstan

Issyk-Kul region has been quarantined for a week after the country's Health Ministry confirmed the diagnosis

Teen dies from bubonic plague in Kyrgyzstan

World Bulletin/News Desk

A 15-year-old teenage boy died from bubonic plague in the Issyk-Kul region in northern Kyrgyzstan, the country's Health Ministry said on Monday.

Foreign Minister Dinara Saginbayeva confirmed the bubonic plague, of which doctors had failed to make a correct diagnosis.

"The spread of the disease is out of the question. There is no such danger. We have taken the necessary measures and precautions," said the minister.

Stating that the region was quarantined for a week, Saginbayeva said all those who had contacted with the deceased youth would be checked.

The bubonic plague is primarily a disease spread to humans by insect bites, and has a death rate between 30 and 60 percent.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 26 Ağustos 2013, 17:02