A six day quarantine of 118 people is coming to close after being imposed by the Mongolian government due to a couple dying of the bubonic plague.
The unfortunate deaths occurred as a result of the couple eating the raw kidney from a burrowing rodent called a marmot.
Locals consider the meat to be a health booster but authorities are advising the exact opposite given that the rodents can carry Yersinia pestis, the plague-causing bacteria.
The Agence France-Presse reports that in Mongolia at least one person in the country dies each year due to eating the uncooked meat.
After learning of the diseased couple, the Mongolian government quarantined all people who had come into contact with the pair. This included seven tourists that hailed from Switzerland, Sweden, Kazakhstan and South Korea.
Those being released from the quarantine have been treated with preventative antibiotics and displayed no signs of the disease.