Updated on 2 September 2013
Bubonic plague kills a 15-year-old in Kyrgyzstan
Singapore: The spread of Bubonic plague in central Asian country Kyrgyzstan has sent the officials in a tizzy after it killed one rural boy last week and three more people showed possible symptoms of the disease.
The plague killed a 15-year-old boy named Temirbek Isakunov, who was treated in the easternmost district of Ak-Suu in Kyrgyzstan and the hospital was on lockdown by police who guarded the hospital.
The emergency ministry of the country has announced that three more people from the same village have been hospitalized on suspicions of being infected with the deadly disease.
"Residents of Sary-Kamysh were admitted to the hospital the same week and are now under medical care," the ministry said in a statement. The patients displayed symptoms like fever, swollen lymph nodes in their armpit and neck areas, all of which are symptoms of bubonic plague
A woman with a toddler and a teenager are the three patients undergoing treatment and all had contact with the deceased 15-year-old, an informed Kyrgyzstan government source told reporters on conditions of anonymity.