The Black Death has claimed 165 lives on the Africa island since the outbreak which has infected around 2,000 people.

Infection and immunity expert Dr Matthew Avison said: “This disease is extremely rare, it doesn’t get exposed to antibiotics that often.

“That means it’s more resistant to antibiotics and the risk of death is higher.”

The airborne disease has devastated Madagascar as it spreads quickly through the population.

via Madagascar: Plague ravaging country will get worse before it gets better, expert warns | World | News |

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