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Black Death
« on: November 27, 2014, 08:19:13 AM »
Madagascar has reported a new outbreak of Bubonic Plague (genuine Yersinia Pestis), with 47 dead and 138 "suspected" cases for this year.
Apparently they've had anywhere from 40-100 cases a year since 2009 (although this article states 500 a year)! I suppose it's close enough to Africa for the media to not care to report about it, unless there are lemurs involved.

(Caution: Mildly graphic images)
http://news.discovery.com/human/health/bubonic-plague-spreads-in-madagascar-141125.htm

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-25324011

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Re: Black Death
« Reply #1 on: November 27, 2014, 12:09:39 PM »
Not something anyone would want to get for sure. This is a bacteria not a virus and is easily treated with antibiotics. The problem is it has to be treated at the onset of the infection, within three days I think, otherwise it is too late and death results. So if it is not diagnosed correctly or there is a delay in treatment it is deadly. 
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