Outbreak of the black death epidemic in Madagascar


deadly plague is spreading fast, the main town of the African island nation of Madagascar. According to the report of the World Health Organization announced on October 9 (PDF), from August 1 to October 8, 387 cases were likely to be infected or confirmed cases of infection, 45 deaths, mortality is 11.6%. 277 cases of pneumonic plague, 106 cases of bubonic plague, septicaemic plague cases, three cases uncertain. Pneumonic plague is easily spread from person to person through coughing, and the epidemic occurred in relative concentration of population in urban areas, including the capital Antananarivo. If you do not receive antibiotic treatment, the death rate is 100%.