Deadly outbreak of black death which has killed 140 in Madagascar may mutate and become UNTREATABLE
- 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
Published: 14:40 GMT, 12 November 2017 | Updated: 09:12 GMT, 13 November 2017
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.