Australia warns travellers against Black plague

IT’S a disease most people associate with the Black Death, which wiped out a quarter of the world’s population more than 600 years ago.
But the plague is still a problem and now it’s gripped the holiday island of Madagascar, where at least 94 have died as a result of the killer disease already.
The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade has warned Australian travellers to exercise caution in Madagascar due to the plague epidemic, where health authorities are scrambling to stem an outbreak amid fears it could spread further.

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