By Will Stewart for MailOnline
Published: 09:22 BST, 3 May 2019 | Updated: 09:22 BST, 3 May 2019
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.
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