People who came into contact with third plague patient released from quarantine

All those who came into contact with a pneumonic plague patient in north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region were released from medical quarantine on Saturday, Xinhua reported, citing the Health Commission of the region.  

The 28 people in Huade County, Inner Mongolia have shown no abnormal symptoms during the observation period and have been released.  

A third patient from Inner Mongolia, surnamed Liu, was diagnosed with pneumonic plague on November 16 after the first two from the region were diagnosed with the infectious disease in Beijing on November 12. 

As of Saturday, Liu is in a stable condition and receiving proper treatment.  

The first two patients who were reported to have been in critical condition have had consultations with well-known experts to optimize their treatment. Medical personnel have been closely monitoring the patients, using methods that integrate traditional Chinese and Western medicine.

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