On Sunday, authorities in Bayan Nur, a city in the Chinese region of Inner Mongolia, reported a suspected case of the deadly disease. They forbade people hunting and eating the rodents.

Authorities also urged the public to report any suspected cases as well as sick or dead marmots.

Mongolia also reported two cases of the deadly disease last week which was linked to people eating marmot meat in the western Khovd province.

Now, authorities in Russia have banned hunting marmots in the Altai region, which borders Kazakhstan, China and Mongolia, over fears of the deadly outbreak.

According to Russian News Agency TASS, the consumer health watchdog, Rospotrebnadzor, said cases across the border did not pose any threat to people on Altai.

Outbreaks of the Bubonic Plague were first reported earlier today as authorities in a Chinese city issued a level three warning.

A farmer, who is now said to be in a stable condition, contracted the virus which caused the infamous Black Death.

The level three warning is the second-lowest in a four-level system and the hunting and the eating of wild animals has now been forbidden.

In November last year, the same area of Inner Mongolia saw an outbreak of the pneumonic plague, a deadlier variant of the bubonic plague.

The health committee in China issued a statement warning level three alert would continue until the end of 2020.

Their statement said: “At present, there is a risk of a human plague epidemic spreading in this city.

“The public should improve its self-protection awareness and ability, and report abnormal health conditions promptly.”

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), patients who catch the deadly disease develop a sudden onset of fever, headache, chills, and painful lymph nodes.

The CDC also revealed since the mid–20th century, plague in the United States has typically occurred in the rural West.

In recent decades, an average of seven human plague cases have been reported each year.

The last urban outbreak of rat-associated plague in the United States occurred in Los Angeles in 1924-1925.

Human plague infections continue to occur in rural areas in the western United States, but significantly more cases occur in parts of Africa and Asia.

Unlike COVID-19, this disease is caused by an infection of bacteria.

The Bubonic Plague is one of three types of plagues caused but bacterium Yersinia pestis.

This is usually found in small mammals and their fleas, in particular rats.

Patients are likely to survive if antibiotics are administered within 24 hours of infection.

However, if antibiotics are not available, the virus can cause a prolonged and painful death.

However, if antibiotics are not available, the virus can cause a prolonged and painful death.

During the Middle Ages, the Bubonic Plague was behind the pandemic famously called the Black Death.

This outbreak resulted in more than 100 million deaths worldwide.

It is thought to have reduced the population of Europe by two thirds.