The plague currently killing and infecting hundreds of people in Madagascar and East Africa is even more deadly than the Black Death which left 200 Million dead across the world. A state of emergency has gripped Madagascar with schools and public meeting spaces closed, panic buying and hoarding of antibiotics, and 15,000 teachers being re-trained to spot and isolate those with signs of plague.
But the plague, which has so far killed 123 and left hundreds infected, is a super-strain which is even more infectious and deadly than famous the Bubonic Plague of the 14th century. The Madagascar Plague is actually Three Plagues. The first is bubonic – the type which ravaged Europe and the Mediterranean in the thirteen hundreds, leaving up to 60 percent dead. READ MORE