November 10, 2017
The contagious pneumonic plague that devastated Europe in the late 1340s has sprung to life on the African island of Madagascar in the worst outbreak in 50 years. The disease spread rapidly, with the World Health Organization reporting nearly two thousand suspected cases and more than a hundred deaths. Nine nearby countries have issued travel warnings. Now, the outbreak appears to be waning. The risk of it spreading further is mitigated by a short incubation period, but WHO says it can’t rule out subsequent spikes.
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