IF THE PLAGUE IS A BIOTERRORIST ATTACK, AS IT SEEMS TO BE, THE PLAGUE CAN BE BROUGHT BY THE CULPRITS TO EVOLVE AND MUTATE INTO A STRAIN WHICH CANNOT BE TREATED BY ANY ANTIBIOTICS OR A STRAIN CAN BE CULTIVATED FOR RELEASE THAT CANNOT BE TRATED BY ANTIBIOTICS.
From The Daily Mail
Pneumonic plague has already infected 2,000 in Madagascar and killed 143 in the country’s worst outbreak in 50 years
Ten African nations are on alert amid fears the disease will spread via airplanes
That has led to fears the disease could spread to Europe as Ebola did in 2014
Expert warns that, once here, the disease could mutate and become untreatable
By Chris Pleasance for MailOnline
A strain of plague which has already killed more than 140 Madagascar could mutate and become untreatable, an expert has warned.
There are fears the disease could spread to Europe and America via plane travel as Ebola did in 2014, with ten African nations already put on alert for signs of infection.
Now Professor Paul Hunter has warned that, while it would be easy for an advanced country to contain the disease in its current form, he fears that it could evolve into something far more dangerous.
Hunter, a disease expert at the University of East Anglia, told the Daily Star: ‘If it reaches the UK, Europe or the US it would be similar to the Ebola outbreak.
‘We would have a few isolated cases but it shouldn’t spread like it has in Madagascar.
‘As with any disease, it’s a real worry that it mutates and become untreatable”