Plague, Yersinia pestis, Scourge of God, or the Black Death - the plague has many names. It is known if at all, from the history books.
Plague is a disease with a long history. Especially in the Middle Ages numerous plague epidemicscarried large parts of the European population off, so that the infectious disease was referred to as "Black Death".
2013 - Madagascar is once again before an epidemic of plague. Due to lack of hygiene and education a disaster is inevitable.
An annual average of 500 cases have been recorded since 2009. The rainy season from October to August is the peak of the infection. The wet weather makes the flea population explode, which transmit the bubonic plague of rats and other animals, to humans. If the disease is not treated, as the last stage it can develop to pneumonic plague. This is highly infectious, it is transmitted by aerosol droplet infection from person to person. Only an early detection prevents death.
Experts say that Africa - especially Madagascar has more than 90% of plague cases worldwide.
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