North China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region has reported one suspected bubonic plague case, local health authorities announced Sunday.
The Bayannur municipal health commission said in a press release that the people's hospital in Urad Middle Banner reported the suspected bubonic plague case on Saturday, according to Xinhua.net.
Local authorities in Bayannur on Sunday issued a third-level warning for plague prevention and control that will last till the end of 2020, the commission said.
The commission urged the public to beef up self-protection as the city has the risk of people-to-people infections and not to hunt and eat animals that could cause plague infections.
The agency also called the public to report any findings of illed or dead marmots and other animals, and report suspected plague cases, high fever patients with unknown reasons and patients dying from sudden deaths.