The Pneumonic Plague is sweeping through China. The Chinese take this thing very seriously and have quarantined thousands according to media reports out of Mainland China.
"The Pneumonic Plague is spreading in Northwestern China. One man has already died, 11 have been infected and thousands of others are in quarantine.
A 32 year old farmer in Ziketan, a Tibetan area of Qinghai province, has died from the pneumonic plague. The other 11 people are relatives of the dead farmer and are in stable condition in hospital. Over 10,000 others who live in the Ziketan area, which covers about 1,000 square miles, have been quarantined and a team of medical experts have been dispatched to the area." via Inquisitr