Bubonic Plague Kills Teen In Kyrgyzstan

Revelation 6:7,8 NCV When the Lamb opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth living creature say, "Come!"8 I looked, and there before me was a pale horse. Its rider was named death, and Hades was following close behind him. They were given power over a fourth of the earth to kill people by war, by starvation, by disease, and by the wild animals of the earth.

A 15-year-old boy in Kyrgyzstan has died of bubonic plague in the first known case of the plague inside the country in 30 years.

Doctors believe that an infected flea bit the teen. More than 2,000 people have been tested for the plague with more than 100 being placed in quarantine. Antibiotics are being offered to anyone within the region.

The victim, Temir Issakunov, was a herder in the northeastern part of the country near the Kazakhstan border. Teams of exterminators have been sent into the region to kill all rodents, which host the plague carrying fleas.

Kyrgyzstan has set up checkpoints to prevent livestock from moving in and out of the region where the plague is believed to be.

Kazakhstan has tightened border security to prevent anyone who might have the disease from entering the country.

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