Black Death plague: Madagascar outbreak is 'WORST in 50 years and will spike THIS WEEKEND'

Black Death plague: Madagascar outbreak is 'WORST in 50 years and will spike THIS WEEKEND'
 

Aid workers on the island predicted this weekend's annual celebrations to honour the dead will create a further spike in cases of the deadly disease in the coming days as people will have close contact with one another.
Health officials have also warned an ancient ritual, called Famadihana, where relatives dig up the corpses of their loved ones, may be fuelling the spread.
So far, Madagascar has recorded 1,801 cases of infection so far - three times the average amount - and the season has another six months to run with experts branding the outbreak the "worst for 50 years". 
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2 November 2017 in World News, Views: 46
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