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Tag: Disease Watch: Deadly Outbreak Of Black Death Which Has Killed 140 In Madagascar May Mutate And Become UNTREATABLE

Disease Watch: Deadly Outbreak Of Black Death Which Has Killed 140 In Madagascar May Mutate And Become UNTREATABLE

Disease Watch: Deadly Outbreak Of Black Death Which Has Killed 140 In Madagascar May Mutate And Become UNTREATABLE

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Pneumonic plague has already infected 2,000 in Madagascar and killed 143 in the country's worst outbreak in 50 years. A strain of plague which has already killed more than 140 Madagascar could mutate and become untreatable, an expert has warned. There are fears the disease could spread to Europe and America via plane travel as Ebola did in 2014, with ten African nations already put on alert for signs of infection. Now Professor Paul Hunter has warned that, while it would be easy for an advanced country to contain the disease in its current form, he fears that it could evolve into something far more dangerous. Hunter, a disease expert at the University of East Anglia, told the Daily Star: 'If it reaches the UK, Europe or the US it would be similar to the Ebola outbreak. 'We woul...