Dozens of medics treating patients infected by the lethal Black Death plague ravaging Madagascar have been struck down by the deadly disease. Scientists have warned Madagascar’s health system is at risk of reaching breaking point if the disease continues to spread.   At least 165 people have been killed by the “medieval disease” to date with an estimated 2,000 thought to be infected, according to health officials.

Yesterday infection and immunity expert Dr Matthew Avison, of the University of Bristol, told Daily Star Online the health crisis is likely to “get worse before it gets better”.  Doctors have issued warnings about a new strain of the airborne disease which “can kill in three hours”, local reports say. Dr Derek Gatherer, from Lancaster University, revealed the plague could spiral out of control in the same way Ebola did back in 2014. READ MORE