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A village in Madagascar has been hit by a deadly outbreak of the bubonic plague, medical experts on the island have confirmed.
Test were carried out after at least 20 people in the village, near the north-western town of Mandritsara, were reported to have died last week.
Scary stuff. Bio weapons test? j/k
It is ATS thoughedit on 12/11/2013 by shaneslaughta because: (no reason given)
Shrieking with sheer terror, the monkeys showered in bubonic plague: Horrific film from 1952 shows British germ warfare tests
Bubonic Plague happens all the time. As recent as 2003, there were over 2,000 cases, and 180 deaths from it.
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Last year there were 256 cases, and 60 dead in Madagascar. It's been everywhere from Oregon, to Australia, and everywhere in between.
And yes Plague does happen all the time.edit on 12/11/2013 by Zaphod58 because: (no reason given)
I don't understand just why it is when I see the words "Bubonic Plague" it worries me.
Must be the media and maybe some show I watched many years ago.
As soon as I saw this topic I had to read it and comment, Was it something that started in a cave in Africa and re-occurs every so often?
I believe that is it and it might have been a National Geographic show on the tube.
Whatever, it worries me that it worries me :-)