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Black Death Plague: Where is the Black Death now? Will it spread to the West?

November 1, 2017 7:50 PM
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Black Death Plague: Where is the Black Death now? Will it spread to the West?

Where is the Black Death plague now?

The deadly disease is currently contained on the African island of Madagascar, though the World Heath Organisation (WHO) has warned it could soon spread to other nations.

The WHO has released a list of nine at-risk nations, highlighting where the plague is likely to invade next. The countries include South Africa, Kenya and British tourist hotspots Mauritius and Seychelles.

Reported plague cases have dipped in recent days, but the WHO is preparing for another wave of the disease.

The WHO tweeted: “The daily number of plague cases reported in Madagascar has been declining as of 12 October.

“Most recent confirmed case: 20 October. Even if the recent declining trend is confirmed, we can't rule out the possibility of further plague spikes in Madagascar between now and April 2018.”

About 124 people have been killed by the disease in Madagascar, with more than 1300 others infected.

In the the majority of Madagascan cases, the victim has been infected with pneumonic plague, the deadliest strain of the disease which has a 100 per cent fatality rate if not treated in time.

Source: express.co.uk

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