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.

Market in Analakely, Antananarivo, Madagascar (file photo).


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