… Things you need to know about the devastating pandemic
By Divya Kishore
AT least 10 African nations have been put on high alert over fears regarding the spread of the Black Death plague, which has already killed at least 140 people in Madagascar.
Malawi, South Africa, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mozambique, Seychelles, Tanzania, La Reunion and Mayotte, Mauritius and Comoros are the nations taking precautionary measures to limit the spread of the disease from the East African island.
Madagascar’s outbreak started in August and has spread to more than 2 000 people in the region.
Although the particular strain bothering the island nation, located off the southeast coast of Africa, can be easily treated with antibiotics, the speed at which the plague is spreading is alarming.
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