Bubonic plague outbreak sees medics board plane in Mongolia

BUBONIC PLAGUE outbreak sees medics board plane and quarantine passengers who flew from Mongolian region where man and his pregnant wife have died from the disease Emergency workers intercepted the domestic flight at the airport in Ulaanbaatar Fears of plague outbreak have grown after couple died from contaminated meat 11 passengers were sent to hospital while others were examined at the airport

By Will Stewart for MailOnline

Published: 09:22 BST, 3 May 2019 | Updated: 09:22 BST, 3 May 2019

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This is the alarming moment that paramedics in hazmat suits were forced to board a plane in Mongolia amid fears of a bubonic plague outbreak. 

Emergency workers intercepted the domestic flight at the airport in the capital Ulaanbaatar, after a husband and wife died of the contagious disease in the region where the flight originated.  

According to reports they had eaten contaminated meat from a marmot, a large squirrel. 

Eleven passengers from the west of the country were held at the airport and sent immediately for hospital checks while others were examined at the airport. 

A paramedic in an anti-contamination suit boards the flight at the airport in Mongolia

A passenger watches from an aircraft seat as the paramedics go about their work

Alarming: Paramedics wearing hazmat suits board a flight in Mongolia's capital, Ulaanbaatar, after an outbreak of bubonic plague in the region where the plane originated 

Intervention: The emergency workers in protective clothing stand on the tarmac at Ulaanbaatar airport following the feared outbreak of bubonic plague

Intervention: The emergency workers in protective clothing stand on the tarmac at Ulaanbaatar airport following the feared outbreak of bubonic plague 

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