Sign of the Apocalypse? Plague Is Back, With a Disturbing Twist

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6389425037_37cbfdf4fd_bIf you thought the film Contagion was frightening, this medical plot twist may scare you even more—because it’s real. Back in November, the island nation of Madagascar confirmed 119 cases of plague, including 40 deaths. But the bad news recently took a disturbing turn: “The fleas that transmit this ancient disease from rats to humans have developed resistance to the first-line insecticide,” Margaret Chan, director-general of the World Health Organization, said in a new report. You probably recognize the infectious disease as the one known as the “Black Death,” which during the 14th century became a devastating epidemic that claimed an estimated 50 million lives throughout Europe, Asia, and Africa. Read Full Article



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