Madagascar village 'hit by bubonic plague'


Locutus
#1
We just don't get enough plague anymore.



A village in Madagascar has been hit by a deadly outbreak of the bubonic plague, medical experts on the island have confirmed.

Tests were carried out after at least 20 people in the village, near the north-western town of Mandritsara, were reported to have died last week.

The International Committee of the Red Cross warned in October that Madagascar was at risk of a plague epidemic.

The disease is transmitted to humans via fleas, usually from rats.


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bill barilko
#2
I read it was actually Pneumonic plague-and did you know there are still outbreaks of Bubonic Plague almost yearly in the USA?

Squirrel infected with the BUBONIC PLAGUE closes major US campground | Mail Online
 
Goober
#3
Quote: Originally Posted by bill barilkoView Post

I read it was actually Pneumonic plague-and did you know there are still outbreaks of Bubonic Plague almost yearly in the USA?

Squirrel infected with the BUBONIC PLAGUE closes major US campground | Mail Online

Yes I was.
 
petros
#4
Ferrets in Grasslands National have it.

Quote: Originally Posted by LocutusView Post

We just don't get enough plague anymore.



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Or plague plaques.
 
Sal
#5
we think we beat diseases but really it seems they just go to ground and resurface in some manner
 

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