South Africa Warned to Be On High Alert for 'Black Death' Plague
The World Health Organisation has warned nine countries - the Comoros, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mauritius, Mozambique, France's La Réunion, the Seychelles, South Africa and Tanzania - to be on high alert for "black death" following an outbreak of pneumonic plague in Madagascar where the global health body confirmed the deaths of more than 100 people.
South Africa: SA at Risk of Importing Plague
SAnews.gov.za, 26 October 2017
The World Health Organisation (WHO) says nine countries, including South Africa, are at a high risk for importing the plague which has claimed over 100 lives in Madagascar. Read more »
News24Wire, 25 October 2017
South Africa is one of nine countries which have been warned by the World Health Organisation (WHO) to be on high alert for "black death". Read more »
Market in Analakely, Antananarivo, Madagascar (file photo).
South Africans travelling in Madagascar have been cautioned to avoid highly populated areas and to wear surgical masks while in transit. This comes after the World Health ... Read more »