12 Things You Didn’t Know About The Plague In Madagascar

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Written by Keren Mikva

The outbreak of bubonic plague in Madagascar has been making headlines. People immediately compare it to the Black Death that killed up to 60 percent of Europe’s population in the 14th century. But while the Madagascar outbreak is concerning, the nature of the disease and Madagascar’s ability to treat it should be reassuring. Containment is expected to happen soon. Here are 12 things you didn’t know about the plague in Madagascar, and how the country is dealing with it.

Sources: NYTimes.com, HealthMap.org, NYDailyNews.com, Stuff.co.nz, FoxNews.com, BBC.co.uk, NPR.org