Doctors are struggling to keep a new lethal outbreak of the “Black Death” – also known as pneumonic plague – under control as numbers of recorded cases soar. The disease has already killed more than 165 people in Madagascar alone, with thousands more confirmed cases across the east African country.  Malawi became the 10th neighboring nation to be placed on high alert following the deadly outbreak of the disease which wiped out a third of the medieval population. Madagascar’s health authorities have

installed medical checkpoints across the parts of the capital city of Antananarivo in an attempt to curb the spread of the plague.  A local news crew following one health worker in the stricken city heard doctors informing residents that the new strain of the disease “can kill in three hours”. Earlier this week, infection and immunity expert Dr Matthew Avison told Daily Star Online that the “extremely rare” disease has been “resilient” to antibiotics. READ MORE