As Malawi became the 10th African nation put on alert for the plague the U.S. Canada and Russia all had plague outbreaks this summer
Written and researched by Gary Walton
As the plague fears grow in Madagascar, Malawi became the tenth African nation put on alert for the spread of the killer disease, which is thought to be the biggest outbreak in 50 years.
Meanwhile, parents rushed to schools, causing panic in the Madagascan capital on Friday to collect their children after rumours emerged that students were being forced into having anti-plague vaccinations without their parent’s consent.
But is the plague which is thought to have killed 400 million people in the 14th century confined to Madagascar and East Africa?
In June, July and August this year, the plague showed up in the U.S. Canada and Russia!
In early August 2017, The Apache County Health Department recently notified the public about a new prairie dog die-off in Concho, Arizona.
A previous die-off was reported in early July.
The notice bluntly states that "Old Concho is now considered a plague-positive area."
The die-off occurred earlier in July.
“Navajo County Health Department was also urging the public to take precautions to reduce their risk of exposure to this serious disease, after being found in rodents in the Arizona county.