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Plague spreading rapidly in Madagascar warns WHO

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 Cinnamon    22,791

The World Health Organization warns a highly infectious, deadly form of pneumonic plague is spreading rapidly in Madagascar and quick action is needed to stop it. 

Pneumonic plague, which is transmitted from person to person, has been detected in several cities in Madagascar. This worries the World Health Organization as the disease is highly contagious and quickly causes death without treatment. 

Plague is endemic to Madagascar resulting in around 400 cases annually. Most are cases of bubonic plague, which is spread by the fleas of rats and other small rodents. The disease is usually confined to rural areas, but this year it has spread to large urban areas and port cities. 

WHO spokesman, Tarik Jasarevic, says cases of bubonic, as well as the human transmissible pneumonic plague have been found in the capital Antananarivo and the port cities of Majunga and Toamasina. 

"So far, 104 cases of plague were reported since the first case has been identified that was dating from the 23rd of August," said Jasarevic. "So, from the 23rd of August to 28th September, 104 cases that have been reported, including 20 deaths." 

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https://www.sott.net/article/363365-Plague-spreading-rapidly-in-Madagascar-warns-WHO

And to complete the rounding out of the doom, here's some Plague! 

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 Ukshep    19,880
3 hours ago, Cinnamon said:

The World Health Organization warns a highly infectious, deadly form of pneumonic plague is spreading rapidly in Madagascar and quick action is needed to stop it. 

Pneumonic plague, which is transmitted from person to person, has been detected in several cities in Madagascar. This worries the World Health Organization as the disease is highly contagious and quickly causes death without treatment. 

Plague is endemic to Madagascar resulting in around 400 cases annually. Most are cases of bubonic plague, which is spread by the fleas of rats and other small rodents. The disease is usually confined to rural areas, but this year it has spread to large urban areas and port cities. 

WHO spokesman, Tarik Jasarevic, says cases of bubonic, as well as the human transmissible pneumonic plague have been found in the capital Antananarivo and the port cities of Majunga and Toamasina. 

"So far, 104 cases of plague were reported since the first case has been identified that was dating from the 23rd of August," said Jasarevic. "So, from the 23rd of August to 28th September, 104 cases that have been reported, including 20 deaths." 

<snip>

https://www.sott.net/article/363365-Plague-spreading-rapidly-in-Madagascar-warns-WHO

And to complete the rounding out of the doom, here's some Plague! 

*shakes head*

You know it will eventually happen. Some form of biological issue. I'm waiting for it. It's one of the few things left on the list.

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