Bubonic plague getting a foothold in Madagascar

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Rats were not the cause of bubonic plague it is the ‘yersinia pestis’ virus. 
Tara Smith, an
epidemiologist at the University of Iowa and the deputy director of the University of Iowa Center for Emerging Infectious Diseases, has an excellent summary of the debate on her epidemiological blog.
The Plague, for the record, is a simple bacteria, well understood, and pretty easily treatable with antibiotics.

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Shadow of bubonic plague grows on Madagascar

Experts warn former French colony faces Black Death epidemic unless it slows spread of rodent-borne disease

A young boy carries a tank to collect water  in Antananarivo in Madagascar. Malagasy officials announced last month that the city’s coffers were empty and there was no funding for rubbish collection. Refuse has been piling up, encouraging the growth of the rodent population. Photograph: Stephane de Sakutin/AFP/Getty Images

A young boy carries a tank to collect water in Antananarivo in Madagascar. Malagasy officials announced last month that the city’s coffers were empty and there was no funding for rubbish collection. Refuse has been piling up, encouraging the growth of the rodent population. Photograph: Stephane de Sakutin/AFP/Getty Images

http://www.irishtimes.com/news/world/africa/shadow-of-bubonic-plague-grows-on-madagascar-1.1660936

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8 Responses to “Bubonic plague getting a foothold in Madagascar”

  1. Anonymous says:

    Years ago when there was no rubbish collection in Yorkshire, there were plenty of rats.
    We caught them, cooked and ate them, and gave the bones to our dogs.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Are you talking about rodents in the streets or the rodents in Parliament?

  3. Anonymous says:

    Come on Anon, our dogs are not that big.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Vicious Peado’s

    County Durham detention centre last year when a former inmate said he was also abused. Since then the force said it has been contacted by more than 100 alleged victims

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    HETT

  5. Anonymous says:

    Rats were not the cause of bubonic plague it is the ‘yersinia pestis’ virus.
    Tara Smith, an
    epidemiologist at the University of Iowa and the deputy director of the University of Iowa Center for Emerging Infectious Diseases, has an excellent summary of the debate on her epidemiological blog.

    The Plague, for the record, is a simple bacteria, well understood, and pretty easily treatable with antibiotics.

  6. John Bull says:

    @ Anon 9:55 am

    If not with antibiotics then MMS would soon deal with it.

  7. charles drake says:

    bollox
    bollox.

    blair arrested not in this dimension.

    this cuntry has inquiry to give the appearance of democracy appearance of a rule of law.
    we have various secret societies killers and child rapists who are friends of asset strippers and bankers.

    they have won look at yewtree.
    all a masonic jew tree

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