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Plague is endemic on the central high plateau of Madagascar, usually occurring every year as a seasonal upsurge during the rainy season between September and April. This pattern has occurred since about 1990 with the annual number of cases typically between 800 to 1500. The resurrgence in 1990 was probably related to the breakdown of control measures in place since the 1950s, measures that included vaccination campaigns, improved housing and public hygiene, use of insecticides for control, and streptomycin for treatment. Plague was first brought to the island from India in 1898.
It's a bit eye-opening. "We've found 48 new viruses. And 16 that were already known," Olival says as he scrolls down a large spreadsheet. There's a new polio-like virus in orangutans. A bunch of new herpes viruses in monkeys, rodents and bats.
originally posted by: onehuman
Hello my fellow ATS'ers.
I'm putting this here because obviously what I'm going to ask is really a stretch, but in our world anything can be possible yes?
So I was thinking, wondering, this black plague that is taking over Madagascar. We really aren't seeing all that much about it except a trickle here and there. How did this rear it's ugly head again to begin with? I thought we had pretty much wiped it out.
Now here is where my reach comes in. What if it came from the pieces of the MH370 that have washed up on shore? I think if a government knew of plane carrying such a thing and knew they wouldn't be able to contain it for some reason, what better way to get rid of it then blowing it up over the ocean? We already know they had questionable things in the cargo hold, what's a few viles of something very nasty snuck on too?
We know people that found a few pieces on shore in Madagascar, but what if it was a native that isn't exactly up to date on worldly things and just thought they found a treasure in the water and walked away with it back to their tribe or wherever.
Trust me, way back when it happened I brought the Freecell connection to the table here and was pretty satisfied with that. Turned out we were right too. The stocks did end up right where we thought they would when all was said and done. So for me to have this pop in my head out of the blue is a bit unusual in the realm of things.
I just can't fathom how the plague ended up here and it had to come fro mm somewhere. To me, this seems like the only foreign thing that has really shown up there as of late. Might explain why we don't hear too much about it in the news. To make that connection honestly if it were to be the case? Yeah, I don't think they want that truth out there.
originally posted by: hiddenNZ
a reply to: intrptr
Has the present outbreak been gene typed? Could this outbreak be of a sub strain ,different than the yearly strain? Viruses do mutate and evolve so I read. There could be something to the op. And I wouldn't always believe wiki tbh.