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Madagascar village ´hit by bubonic plague´
BBC World News [Africa], by Staff

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Posted By:mitzi, 12/10/2013 7:49:26 PM

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. The International Committee of the Red Cross warned in October that Madagascar was at risk of a plague epidemic. The disease is transmitted to humans via fleas, usually from rats. Bubonic plague, known as the Black Death when it killed an estimated 25 million people in Europe during the Middle Ages, is now

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Riots in Ukraine, plague in Madagascar, Christians being hacked to death in Central African Republic ...

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Bohallx, 12/10/2013 8:18:36 PM     (No. 9648825)

For the most part the people in North America are fortunate ~ they rarely encounter black plague ~ and particularly not in modern times when we have antibiotics to combat it.

However, the same sort of rodent population explosions occur in America as occur in the Old World. This is the recovery period after a major drought. The big 70 and 80 year droughts yield the biggest such explosions though.

The rodents thrive; the fleas thrive; and then, in North America, and even in parts of Asia the hanta virus takes over and with its 95% death rate destroys civilians and attempts at civiliation.

More recently I´ve figured out the non-labiel languages, e.g. Iroquoian ~ may have their origin in hanta virus plagues. Children don´t develop the labial sounds until they are beyond toddler stage. Hanta kills everybody older than 6 or 7 and up to the 50 and below ~ all the young, vigirous folks die. No one but the elders and children left.

Again, you lucky North Americans!



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Reply 2 - Posted by: Topic Thunder, 12/11/2013 3:12:33 AM     (No. 9649023)

They all signed up for Bubonicare and now they gots it.
We´re next.

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