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New Black Death Plague Strain Can Kill ‘in Just 3 Hours’ as Lethal Disease Goes ‘Airborne’

Friday, November 17, 2017 20:21
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New BLACK DEATH plague strain can kill ‘in just 3 HOURS’ as lethal disease goes ‘airborne’

AN outbreak of the “Black Death” – also known as pneumonic plague – has been described as the “worst in 50 years” as numbers of recorded cases soar.

     
       

Doctor warns airborne Madagascar plague ‘can kill in three hours’

The disease has already killed more than 171 people in Madagascar alone, with thousands more confirmed cases across the east African country.

Malawi became the 10th neighbouring nation to be placed on high alert following the deadly outbreak of the disease which wiped out a third of the medieval population.

The epidemic accounted for more than 50 million deaths across Europe during the 15th century.

Madagascar’s health authorities have installed medical checkpoints across the parts of the capital city of Antananarivo in an attempt to curb the spread of the plague.

Pneumonic plague, or lung-based plague, is always fatal in infected individuals if left untreated.

The black death plague

DEADLY DISEASE: Doctors fear a ‘new strain’ of the Black Death could kill in ‘three hours’

WHO says Madagascar plague is ‘especially worrying’

A local news crew following one health worker in the stricken city heard doctors informing residents that the new strain of the disease “can kill in three hours”.

Earlier this week, infection and immunity expert Dr Matthew Avison told Daily Star Online that the “extremely rare” disease has been “resilient” to antibiotics.

A spokesman for the World Health Organisation admitted there were fears that this strain of plague – which is now believed to be airborne – could cause a global outbreak of the disease.

A doctor in Madagascar

DEATH TOLL: More than 160 people are now confirmed to have died in the latest outbreak

BLACK DEATH hits Madagascar: Medieval plague decimates African coast

The plague death toll has risen to 143 in Madagascar. World Health Organization figures show the black death outbreak has now infected 1,947 people in the country off the east coast of Africa.

World Health Organization figures show the plague has killed at least 143 people

World Health Organization figures show the plague has killed at least 143 people

  • World Health Organization figures show the plague has killed at least 143 people
  • Officers from Ministry of Health spread pesticide in a Antananarivo primary school
  • Plague outbreak in MadagascarWorld Health Organization warn cases of plague could reach mainland Africa
  • A Ministry of Health doctor and nurse staff a healthcare checkpoint at the Taxi-Brousse station, in the Ampasapito district of Antananarivo
  • The plague outbreak has now infected 1,947 people in the country off the coast of Africa
  • A man wearing a face mask works in Madagascar's capital Antananrivo
  • Council workers clear rubbish during the Anosibe market clean-up, in Madagascar's capital Antananarivo

Speaking to disease outbreak expert Professor Paul Hunter said the plague could reach every continent, starting with mainland Africa.

He said: “This current outbreak is concerning given that it is different from previous cases we have seen, and has been spreading to areas that are not used to seeing it.

“We don’t want a situation where the disease spreads so fast it gets out of control.

“We are talking about it spreading in days rather than weeks.”

It comes after top secret files revealed Japanese scientists had been cultivating the killer disease during World War 2 in an attempt to use it against US forces.

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  • raburgeson

    Tell me that is not weaponized.

  • mitch51

    I hope Brother Hodges doesn’t see this. He is the idiot that told us that 130,000,000 Americans would die of ebola before Christmas (three years ago). He is probably writing FEEEEER POOOOOORN as we speak. :shock: :shock: :eek:

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