In addition to everything else going on right now, in terms of human folly, we are also dealing with natural cycles impacting human life. Here is the link to a live view of the Kilauea crater/caldera. My view is there is now a fifty percent chance of a volcanic eruption at either the expanding crater, or fissure eight forming a volcanic crater.

Here is a link to the latest from Grand Solar Minimum Update for 6-17-2018 with Diamond of Oppenheimer Ranch.

It includes video of the ongoing eruptions in Japan, the new eruption on the Galapagos Islands, and the continuing collapse of the caldera at Kilauea. I will remind everybody that volcanic eruptions spew large amounts of atmospheric aerosols, ie dirt and rock, toxic gases, and other particulate matter high into the stratosphere. Once there, all this “volcanic stuff,” circles the globe, and blocks sunlight. It is the volcanic version of the famous “nuclear winter.” We have multiple, historic examples, like 1816’s “year with no summer,” or Iceland’s volcano eruption of 1783. It was the 1783 Iceland eruption that resulted in several years of crop failures in Europe. The final result of that particular eruption was the French Revolution of 1789. At any rate, to quote GSM, ” it will lead to the collapse of Empires.” We already seeing crop damage, from hail, cold and wind. I highly suggest you add to your food stockpiles.

In my case, although I see what is happening, and have for several decades, well let’s just say, I am going down with the Empire. I will leave with three quotes on death, which is what we all face, some sooner, and some later. Bluntly put, what we called the “mass die off,” way back in the much quainter times of pre Y2K, is soon to start. It may result from this new “Disease X,” and a global pandemic, or it may result from mass starvation from agricultural failure from the now underway Grand Solar Minimum.  It is upon us, to quote Denathor, Steward of Gondor in the Lord of the Rings triology, to Merry Pippin, “Go and die as you see fit.”

The first quote is: The Man Who Knows His Fate Knows No Fear. Lord Kageshita of Japan.

The second quote is: If you fear death, you are already dead.

The third quote is: To Live the Inferior Life is Worthless.

The fourth quote is: If you are not afraid of death, you are in control of life.

I am saying that natural, ecological and solar cycles are now starting to impact daily human life on Planet Earth. I also suggest you prepare yourself for what is now starting to happen, including the spiritual aspects.


My blog readers know I have been following the current Ebola outbreak in Africa for some time now. While I have attempted to provide timely, accurate and reasonable information about this outbreak, I have not pulled any punches. Therefore, I am bringing this to your attention for one reason. You need to have factored in how you will personally prepare for an Ebola outbreak here in CONUS. I am not saying that is going to happen. I am saying it might happen, and all of us need to “honor the threat.” If you wait until “they” tell you Ebola is here in CONUS, it will be too late. The following is based on FACTS, and not hysteria, or breathless announcements colored by “doom porn.” You may take it seriously, or you may ignore it. The choice is up to you, but one of the reasons I started this blog in the first place, was to provide information, credible information, to my blog readers so they can make intelligent, informed decisions based on the information I provide them. Take the below with as much salt as you care too, but be aware the following isn’t doom porn. The information is based on FACTS, solid, documented data and reflects a reasonable analysis based on that information. The bottom line is the 3 people who escaped the DRC hospital, well two of them were late stage, highly infectious and went to a public venue with nearly 60 people there.

The below is my comments over at


Barbou posted her article here on May 28th. The article stated the “Ebola breakout,” happened on Monday, May 21st. Further, the article stated the “incubation period,” for Ebola was 21 days.




Oh yeah, mid June may be the start date for the real Ebola outbreak.

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A new Ebola outbreak is on the radar in the Congo and just over a week ago had reached a city of more than a million people. Well, things likely got a whole lot worse over the weekend when family members of 3 infectious patients with confirmed cases of Ebola broke them out of quarantine and took them to a prayer meeting with at least 50 people. That may seem like it’s a long way from the US but read on.

People at the prayer meeting were definitely exposed, as two of the patients were in the most infectious stages of the disease, with vomiting and diarrhea.

Two of the three escapees are dead and the third was returned to the quarantine center.

The UK Independent interviewed Dr. Jean-Clement Cabrol, emergency medical coordinator for Medecins Sans Frontiers (Doctors Without Borders):

“The escape was organized by the families, with six motorcycles as the patients were very ill and couldn’t walk,” Dr. Cabrol told a news briefing in Geneva after returning from the affected region.

“They were taken to a prayer room with 50 people to pray. They were found at two in the morning, one of them dead and one was dying. So that’s 50-60 contacts right there. The patients were in the active phase of the disease, vomiting.” (source)

It’s not unusual in the Congo for this to happen, according to WHO spokesperson Tarik Jasarevic.

He said that both of the deceased had been given a safe and dignified burial and added that “it was only human” that sick people wanted to be with their families “in what could be the last moments of life”.

“It is very unfortunate that people fled the treatment centre, but it is not unexpected. We had this in previous outbreaks,” he said. (source)

Jasarevic said that this makes it particularly important to engage with the community so they can understand how Ebola spreads and the urgency of getting medical attention.

Tracking down the contacts of the escaped Ebola patients

Now the work begins of tracking down everyone with whom the escaped patients may have been in contact to try and prevent the outbreak from getting out of the city into an even more populated area.

Because Ebola has a 21-day incubation period, an infected person might not realize they have contracted the disease until it’s too late and they’ve exposed uncounted others to it.

Health officials started trying to trace the motorcycle drivers and other people who came into contact with the patients as soon as the escape was reported, Dr. Peter Salama, head of emergency response at the WHO, told Reuters.

“From the moment that they escaped, the health ministry, WHO, and partners have been following very closely every contact,” he said.

All it takes is one sick person to travel down the Congo River and we can have outbreaks seeded in many different locations … that can happen at any moment. It’s very hard to predict,” he said, referring to the river linking the trading hub of Mbandaka to the capital Kinshasa, whose population is 10 million.

More than 600 contacts have been identified so far.

Could this Ebola outbreak spread to Europe and the US?

If a person with Ebola gets to the capital city, that’s when people in other areas really need to begin paying attention. Kinshasa is a major transportation hub.

Software called FLIRT (FLIght Risk Tracker) has determined where the virus could potentially spread from there.

photo credit EcoHealth Alliance

They used flight date from the airports in Mbandaka, Kinshasa, and Brazzaville to predict the places most at risk for infection and found that these cities are the most closely connected to the point of origin.

  • Pointe-Noire, Republic of Congo
  • Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
  • Brazzaville, Republic of Congo
  • Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of Congo
  • Brussels, Belgium
  • Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo
  • Paris, France
  • Nairobi, Kenya
  • Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Kisangani, Democratic Republic of Congo

The countries which are the most connected are:

  • Democratic Republic of Congo
  • Republic of Congo
  • Ethiopia
  • Belgium
  • France
  • Kenya
  • South Africa
  • Gabon
  • Morocco
  • Côte d’Ivoire

It’s not hard to see how easily this outbreak could reach highly populated parts of Europe. And then, it could go anywhere.

Including the United States. EcoHealth Alliance reports:

The analysis ranks the United States 17th on the list, with 0.5 percent of outgoing passengers entering the country. The U.S. cities with the highest percentage (greater than 0.01 percent) of incoming passengers coming from the Democratic Republic of Congo are:

  1. New York (JFK): 0.13% of US-bound passengers coming from the Region of Interest (ROI)
  2. Miami (MIA): 0.11% of US-bound passengers coming from ROI
  3. Atlanta (ATL): 0.06% of US-bound passengers coming from ROI
  4. Boston (BOS): 0.05% of US-bound passengers coming from ROI
  5. Los Angeles (LAX): 0.05% of US-bound passengers coming from ROI
  6. Detroit (DTW): 0.04% of US-bound passengers coming from ROI
  7. Washington, D.C. (IAD): 0.02% of US-bound passengers coming from ROI
  8. Cincinnati (CVG): 0.01% of US-bound passengers coming from ROI
  9. Dallas-Ft. Worth (DFW): 0.01% of US-bound passengers coming from ROI
  10. Newark (EWR): 0.01% of US-bound passengers coming from ROI
  11. Chicago (ORD): 0.01% of US-bound passengers coming from ROI
  12. Ft. Lauderdale (FLL): 0.01% of US-bound passengers coming from ROI

It only takes one sick person on any of these flights to result in a global pandemic that could wipe out millions of people.

“While the percentage of overall passengers entering the U.S. from that region is low,” said Dr. Peter Daszak, President of EcoHealth Alliance. “With approximately half a million passengers traveling from the Democratic Republic of Congo each year, the disease requires just one infected traveler to cause a global public health emergency, and this helps us be forewarned and prepared.” (source)

The last time Ebola reached our shores, we got very, very lucky. One patient completely overwhelmed an entire hospital. If there were hundreds or thousands of patients across the country, it wouldn’t take long for things to devolve into absolute chaos. Ebola can have a death rate as high as 90%.

Like I said in the previous article I wrote on this topic, it isn’t time to batten down the hatches but it’s certainly time to be watchful and make sure that you are prepared for the potential of a pandemic. As you can see, it isn’t a stretch of the imagination to think that the deadly disease could once again reach the US.

Ebola could easily spread outside the Congo and by the time it does, everyone else will be vying for the same supplies.

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Many years ago, back in 1993, Pastor David Wilkerson made a prophecy related to the trigger event for an economic collapse being pulled in Germany, of all places. The decades went by, life went on, and people forgot about it. Well, today’s events in Italy, with the imminent collapse of the “new populist government,” and the resulting economic chaos the government collapse is unleashing, required me to take a closer look. I wrote a book on Ezekiel’s prophecy about Gog and Magog, called “Ezekiel’s Islamic Confederacy,” waaaaaay back in 1992, so I have long had an interest in Bible Prophecy. Granted, I don’t put Pastor Wilkerson in the same class as either Ezekiel, or Isiah, but I take him seriously. At at rate, here is what Pastor Wilkerson said, and here is the economic crisis now unfolding in Italy. Further, Turkey, under its delusional leader Erdogan, is suffering from a currency collapse. Right now, we have imminent financial disasters happening in Italy, Turkey, Spain, and  possibly Germany.

The reason Germany’s economy would collapse is it is tied to the EURO currency, and it is the EURO peg that caused all the problems in Greece, and now Spain, Italy, and Turkey. The Germans will now have to potentially “bail out,” Italy, Spain, and Turkey. This is after Germany has already bailed out Greece, more or less. Wilkerson’s prophecy may, repeat may, indicate that Germany is going to refuse to deal with Italy, Spain, and Turkey, which is a NATO member, although not an EU member. If Germany does that, it may trigger a general collapse of the EURO, followed by a general collapse of the EU. Finally, when you throw Brexit into the mix, things get even more dicey for both the EURO and the EU. Again, I am just pointing out that Wilkerson’s prophecy just exploded out of nowhere in the last several days. What happens if Spain, Italy, and Turkey unleash total economic chaos in Europe over the next week or so? I am just bring this to the attention of my blog readers. Actually, we now have two natural disasters, volcanoes on the Big Island, and the first storm of the season in the Gulf of Mexico.

Is a possible Greek or Italian default the marker of a prophecy given by David Wilkerson 20 years ago. Do the Greek people have any say in what their Euro masters tell them to do. Is America headed for a bank holiday? Is Mexico going to default? Are Americans prime for bankruptcy,

David Wilkerson: Global Economic Collapse Begins in Germany

  1. Derivatives – Never before in history have so many financial institutions exposed themselves to so much risk in the form of derivatives, which are financial products that derive all of their value from an underlying asset. Derivatives allow financial institutions to leverage their assets many times over. As a result, many investors hold a claim to the same asset while none of them actually own anything of real value. This approach works great when market values are moving up because profits are multiplied, but it is very dangerous when market values are moving down because losses are multiplied too. Large losses can force even very large banks to go bankrupt.
  2. Debt – Never before in history have there been so many nations in so much debt. Sovereign debt levels have increased significantly among almost all developed nations since the 2008 collapse of the housing market. The enormous debt burden makes it almost impossible to absorb the cost of any unexpected disasters.
  3. Here is the link to the economic crisis in Italy.
  5. “A Toxic Coup Narrative”: Why Italy’s Political Crisis May Be About To Explode


It didn’t take long for the current Ebola disease outbreak in the Congo to spread. It has now spread from the isolated, rural area into an urban area nearby. This takes the disease threat to the next level and significantly increases the chances of further spread of the disease. I’m not prepared to say we are facing a global pandemic, yet. Still, now the Ebola disease has been confirmed in this city, things are getting worse.

The link is here.


by Daisy Luther

Ebola is back, and in a “new phase.” The deadly hemorrhagic fever is no longer confined to the remote regions of the Congo. On Wednesday, a man was diagnosed in Mbandaka, a city with a population of nearly 1.2 million people in Equateur Province, which is in the northwestern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Ebola has gone urban.

And that means the real crisis is just beginning.

The World Health Organization is worried.

Now Ebola is back in the Congo, and this new outbreak has the World Health Organization very concerned. Initially, the outbreak was in a remote area and the health officials were attempting to “ring-fence” with vaccinations. But now that it has reached the populous Mbandaka, that plan is no longer viable. The other issue is that Mbandaka is a major transportation hub, with routes to the capital city of Kinshasa.

The health ministry reports that  44 cases of Ebola have now been reported, from which 23 people have died. But this case that has been diagnosed in an urban area could change everything.

“The arrival of Ebola in an urban area is very concerning and WHO and partners are working together to rapidly scale up the search for all contacts of the confirmed case in the Mbandaka area,” said Dr. Matshidiso Moeti, WHO Regional Director for Africa. (source)

Peter Salama of the World Health Organization is more candid.

“This is a major development in the outbreak,” he told the BBC. “We have urban Ebola, which is a very different animal from rural Ebola. The potential for an explosive increase in cases is now there.”

Mr Salama, the WHO’s Deputy Director-General of Emergency Preparedness and Response, said Mbandaka’s location on the Congo river, widely used for transportation, raised the prospect of Ebola spreading to surrounding countries such as Congo-Brazzaville and the Central African Republic as well as downstream to Kinshasa, a city of 10 million people.

“This puts a whole different lens on this outbreak and gives us increased urgency to move very quickly into Mbandaka to stop this new first sign of transmission,” he said. (source)

The virus may have gotten to the city when people who had gone to the funeral of an Ebola victim nearby traveled to Mbandaka before realizing one of them was infected.

A quick recap of the outbreak of 2014

Everyone remembers the Ebola outbreak of 2014. It ripped through West Africa for two years, killing over 11,000 people and sickening nearly 30,000. But the reason WE remember it in the United States is that it crept into our country. Shortly after the CDC warned us to prepare for a potential Ebola pandemic, the first case was diagnosed in Dallas, Texas, when a man from West Africa visited the hospital on two occasions, having been turned away the first time as just having “the flu.” The original patient died, and two nurses caring for him caught the potentially deadly virus.

It is honestly shocking that more people didn’t become ill, as one nurse traveled on a plane while sick, and in another incident, a doctor in New York City who had volunteered in Guinea was also diagnosed. All in all, eleven people in the United States were treated for Ebola (that we know of, anyway) and it certainly wasn’t because of the expert handling of the near-crisis. It was pure luck.

There were all sorts of mismanagement. Everything from not requiring a quarantine of travelers returning from the affected area to housing 11 potential cases in a hotel to a ship from Liberia with sick passengers being allowed to dock in New Orleans to the near-disastrous handling of contaminated samples in Dallas, it is an absolute miracle that there was no major outbreak in the US. Will we get this lucky twice?

Should we be worried now?

At this point, we have no reason to be overly concerned if we are not in the DRC, however, it pays to be watchful and prepared. The last time around, it made it to the United States and it was nearly impossible to get supplies by the time it was diagnosed here.

From a preparedness point of view, if an outbreak occurs, social isolation is the number one way to prevent becoming ill. The death rate for someone who contracts Ebola is 50%. Ebola is the potential pandemic that really keeps me up at night. It’s scary stuff. This article explains how a localized outbreak can turn into a pandemic.

Smart people will check their supplies to be certain they’re prepared for the possibility of hunkering down for a couple of months or more, that they have personal protective equipment on hand. To learn more about preparing for a pandemic, read this article and get this book. Remember that when the official government warning goes out, it’s going to be too late to acquire the things you need.

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HERE WE GO! 5-8-2018

Um, well gang it’s been nice knowing ya all!

Seriously, we need the Alfaman, “Black Helicopters over DC report.”

Second, my opinion is war between Iran/Hezzbollah/HAMAS and Israel is now IMMINENT, AS IN THE NEXT 24 TO 72 HOURS.

Trump has now fully gone to the dark side, and now can’t recover. Bolton et al are in full control and we are going to war. Further, now that the corrupt “Bibi,” who is now doing a full “wag the dog,” scenario, to avoid being thrown in jail for corruption, as well as having bypassed the Knesset and been given total power to unleash the dogs of war, a regional middle east war, at the bare minimum, is now upon us.

Honestly, I was in the US Army back in October of 1973, at Fort Sam Houston, San Antonio, Texas being trained as a medic. Back then, I was wondering if I was going to be loaded onto a C-130 and end up at Tel Aviv airport.

Forces have now been unleashed, passions raised that will be a true end of the world as we know it scenario. For example, if Israel really does take out Iran’s oil and container ports, the impact on oil prices will be immediate and devastating. Combined with the ongoing missile strikes from Yemen, by the Iranian proxy Houthi, on Saudi Arabia’s oil facilities it will be even worse than the 1973 oil crisis.

I highly suggest you all fill up your car’s gas tanks immediately.

It won’t be long now, gang. Israel, well Israel is simply too arrogant at this point to understand the implications of what a war with Iran will mean. Iran has long understood asymetrical warfare techniques, which means the US is facing sleeper cell attacks here in CONUS.

We know Hezzbollah has been here in CONUS for the last several decades. We know that for a fact.

Russia is also a factor here. Putin has had about all he is going to take, so we may also be looking at a direct confrontation between the US and Russia, as well as Russia and Israel.

At any rate, I have been in the game for over 20 years now. It is all coming down now. Do not pass go; do not collect $200. The game is on, and I just hope the chaos won’t be total.

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When people look at the current global situation, they ask two questions: what should I expect, and what should I do? So, here are some thoughts on the subject, and some suggestions I found.

Here is the link to what we can/should expect in any fecal material hitting the rotating blade situation.

The link is here.

March 22, 2018

 As ‘Final Blocks Of Tyranny’ Are Cemented Into Place, Creepy Feeling Of Impending Doom Spreads To ‘Deep State’

– What Do They Know We Don’t Know? Prepare Now For TEOTWAWKI Or Forever Hold Your Peace

By Stefan Stanford – All News Pipeline – Live Free Or Die

Here is what to expect.

With the Examiner story showing that a ‘mass awakening’ to impending disaster is happening at least with those who are paying attention in Washington DC, Survival Dan asks a great question in his new story: “What will the end be like for me if I don’t prepare?”

With that question partially answered in what we’re now witnessing in the total collapse of socialist Venezuela where liberal policies of mass destruction have led a trail of death and starvation across their country, think about how your life would be with:

1. No clean water coming out of the faucets to drink.
2. No hot or cold water to shower, bathe with or wash your hands.
3. No washing machines or dishwashers to clean your clothes or dirty dishes.
4. No flushing toilets.
5. No heat or air conditioning, not even fans.
6. No light at night.
7. No grocery stores or home-delivered food, no restaurants, no food period.
8. No trash pick up of waste that will mound up and collect strong diseases.
9. No medications, especially antibiotics, or simply over the counter remedies either.
10. No communications; no internet, no TV, no radio, no clue what is going on. 


Here are some links with things you can do NOW to prepare.

The first link is here.





I hope these videos give you some ideas of what you need to do.

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A quick note. I have dyslexia from time to time, which is why I missed the comma in the following sentence. “So far, since October 4, 907 people have died from the plague.” Personally, I would have had it as “So far, since October 4th, 907 people have died from the plague.” At any rate, this is confirmation my original theory that you could multiply both the “official” dead and infected by a factor of between three and five was true. It is also confirmation the situation on Madagascar is significantly worse than “they” are telling us. Again, apologies for my reading error.

The following article, from Britain’s Mirror, says that the current number of deaths from the Black Plague bacteria are nearly 1,000. This is since October 4th, and the total of infected people is nearly 13,000 people. The official WHO totals show 200 dead, and 2,000 infected. The true number of dead, assuming the Mirror is giving accurate information, is a staggering 5 times what WHO says they are. I have long said that based on how WHO handled the SARS, MERS and Ebola disease outbreaks, we can be certain they are LYING to us, just like they have done before. I will admit to be stunned at the extent of the WHO lies, which indicate the real situation on Madagascar is much, much worse than even I thought it was. I simply refuse to believe that any media source would use the 1,000 dead, and 13,000 infected numbers without a verified, 100 percent reliable source for figures that effectively call the World Health Organization a liar publicly. The risk of a lawsuit is simply too great to use a number of dead that is 5 times the official WHO numbers. If the numbers weren’t credible, then WHO would have the Mirror for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

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The link to the mirror article is here.

Patients infected with the plague are escaping hospital sparking fears it could spread across 10 countries

Doctors in Madagascar are currently treating people suffering from the highly contagious disease


The Madagascar Plague situation continues to get worse as the “Plague Season” continues. The official season runs until April of 2018 in Madagascar. Already the number of cases, now 2200, versus the normal 400, and the 66 percent airborne version, compared to the normal rate of 10 percent, far exceed the historical record going back some 50 years. The Plague is now bigger, ie more infected and dead, and more lethal, the 60 plus percent airborne version. And we still have 5 months to go in Madagascar.

The link below gives more detail. I think the below information gives a good overview of the situation as it exists today, as well as showing just how bad things can get.

  1. Um, the Madagascar Plague situation continues to spiral out of control. Here is the link to another British media site, the American media doesn’t seem to be much interested in Madagascar at this point.

    The link is here.…rises-195.html

    Madagascar plague death toll rises to 195 and cases have jumped nearly 3% in just three days as ‘worst outbreak in 50 years’ of the medieval disease hits ‘crisis’ point

    World Health Organization data shows 2,267 people have now been infected
    Scientists are worried the ‘worst outbreak in 50 years’ has reached ‘crisis’ point

    Ten countries have been placed on high alert as experts fear it will reach Africa
    Other scientists fear this year’s outbreak will reach well beyond mainland Africa
    Two thirds of all the cases have been caused by the airborne pneumonic plague
    This can spread through coughing, sneezing or spitting and kill within 24 hours

    By Alexandra Thompson Health Reporter For Mailonline

    Published: 09:55 EST, 21 November 2017 | Updated: 09:58 EST, 21 November 2017

    The Madagascar plague death toll has risen to 195 with a jump of almost 3 per cent jump in cases in just three days, official figures reveal.

    Some 2,267 people have been struck down by the ‘medieval disease’; a rise of 64 casualties since the 2,203 cases reported last Friday, according to World Health Organization (WHO) statistics.

    International aid workers are desperately battling to contain the ‘crisis’, which has been described as the ‘worst outbreak in 50 years’ and has prompted 10 nearby African countries to be placed on high alert by the WHO.

    Experts have expressed fears doctors are so focused on controlling the plague epidemic, they may neglect to participate in nationwide vaccination programmes against polio, which may trigger an outbreak of the paralysing condition.

    Doctors and nurses may also be unable to treat plague patients if they themselves become infected, which would inevitably cause the outbreak to spiral further out of control, experts add.

    Treatment may be further stilted if the plague’s bacteria become antibiotic resistant as healthcare staff frantically over prescribe drugs in an effort to calm the disease’s spread, experts say.

    Madagascar plague death toll rises to 195 with a nearly 3% jump in cases, figures reveal

    Madagascar plague death toll rises to 195 with a nearly 3% jump in cases, figures reveal

    The deadly plague epidemic in Madagascar that is at ‘crisis’ point will trigger an outbreak of polio, according to Dr Derek Gatherer from Lancaster University, who fears aid workers will so focused on the ‘medieval disease’ they will forget nationwide efforts to prevent polio cases.

    He told MailOnline: ‘It could derail the polio vaccine campaign, which would be a setback for eradication.

    ‘If [the] Madagascan health service is bursting at its seam coping with plague, then getting the polio vaccine programme running to plan will be something of a challenge.’

    Professor Allen Cheng, an infectious disease expert at Monash University, warned of the dangers of the plague and said this year’s outbreak has been ‘unusual’ – because it is airborne.

    He wrote in a piece for The Conversation: ‘It’s not possible to eradicate plague, as it is widespread in wildlife rodents outside the sphere of human influence.’

    Plague, caused by the Yersina pestis bacteria, killed hundreds of millions of people in three devastating outbreaks, including the Plague of Justinian in the 6th century.

    It is easily treated with antibiotics in the current climate – however, experts are still concerned it will cause eternal havoc because it is constantly mutating.

    Kyle Harper, a professor of classics and letters at the University of Oklahoma, said biological evolution is ‘cunning and dangerous’.

    Professor Harper, author of The Fate of Rome: Climate, Disease, and the End of an Empire, told Project Syndicate: ‘There still is no vaccine; while antibiotics are effective if administered early, the threat of antimicrobial resistance is real.

    ‘That may be the deepest lesson from the long history of this scourge. Biological evolution is cunning and dangerous.

    ‘Small mutations can alter a pathogen’s virulence or its efficiency of transmission, and evolution is relentless.

    ‘We may have the upper hand over plague today, despite the headlines in East Africa.

    ‘But our long history with the disease demonstrates that our control over it is tenuous, and likely to be transient – and that threats to public health anywhere are threats to public health everywhere.’

    Two thirds of cases in Madagascar have been caused by pneumonic plague, which can be spread through coughing, sneezing or spitting and kill within 24 hours.

    It is strikingly different to the bubonic form, responsible for the ‘Black Death’ in the 14th century, which rocks the country each year and infects around 600 people.

    Others worry it will eventually hit the US, Europe and Britain, leaving millions more vulnerable due to how quick it can spread through populations.

    And with the plague season expected to run until April, scientists believe there will be another spike of cases in the coming months.

    Scores of doctors and nurses have already been struck down with the disease, and there are growing fears hospitals will be unable to cope if it continues its rampage.

    But local officials are adamant the outbreak is slowing down as the number of new cases is on the decline.
    Scientists are growing increasingly concerned this year’s outbreak has reached ‘crisis’ point

    Scientists are growing increasingly concerned this year’s outbreak has reached ‘crisis’ point



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    Malawi was added to the growing list of nations placed urged to brace for a potential outbreak last weekend, becoming the tenth.

    South Africa, Seychelles, La Reunion, Tanzania, Mauritius, Comoros, Mozambique, Kenya and Ethiopia have already been told to prepare.

    Paul Hunter, professor of health protection at the world-renowned University of East Anglia, was the first expert to predict the plague could travel across the sea.

    He previously told MailOnline: ‘The big anxiety is it could spread to mainland Africa, it’s not probable, but certainly possible, that might then be difficult to control.

    ‘If we don’t carry on doing stuff here, at one point something will happen and it will get out of our control and cause huge devastation all around the world.’

    Adding to the fears, he has previously warned there is a risk the disease could spread ‘globally’.

    Officials in Madagascar have warned residents not to exhume bodies of dead loved ones and dance with them because the bizarre ritual can cause outbreaks of plague

    Officials in Madagascar have warned residents not to exhume bodies of dead loved ones and dance with them because the bizarre ritual can cause outbreaks of plague

    However, he was adamant that it would be easy for an economically developed country to contain the treatable disease in its current form.

    Professor Hunter’s concerns echoed that of dozens of leading scientists, many of whom have predicted the ‘truly unprecedented’ outbreak will continue to spiral.

    Professor Jimmy Whitworth, an international health scientist at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, described it as the worst outbreak in 50 years.

    And Professor Johnjoe McFadden, a molecular geneticist at Surrey University, said that the plague is ‘scary’ and is predominantly a ‘disease of the poor’.

    Speaking exclusively to MailOnline two weeks ago, he also said: ‘It’s a crisis at the moment and we don’t know how bad it’s going to get.’

    Professor McFadden added: ‘It’s a terrible disease. It’s broadly caused more deaths of humans than anything else, it’s a very deadly pathogen.

    ‘It is a disease of poverty where humans are being forced to live very close to rats and usually means poor sewage and poor living conditions.
    Schools and universities have been shut in a desperate attempt to contain the respiratory disease, with children known to come into contact with each other more than adults, and the buildings have been sprayed to eradicate any fleas that may carry the plague

    Schools and universities have been shut in a desperate attempt to contain the respiratory disease, with children known to come into contact with each other more than adults, and the buildings have been sprayed to eradicate any fleas that may carry the plague

    Health officials are unsure how this year’s outbreak began.

    However, some believe it could be caused by the bubonic plague, which is endemic in the remote highlands of Madagascar.

    If left untreated, it can lead to the pneumonic form, which is responsible for two thirds of the cases recorded so far in this year’s outbreak.

    Rats carry the Yersinia pestis bacteria that causes the plague, which is then passed onto their fleas.

    Forest fires drive rats towards rural communities, which means residents are at risk of being bitten and infected. Local media reports suggest there has been an increase in the number of blazes in the woodlands.

    Without antibiotics, the bubonic strain can spread to the lungs – where it becomes the more virulent pneumonic form.

    Pneumonic, which can kill within 24 hours, can then be passed on through coughing, sneezing or spitting.

    However, it can also be treated with antibiotics if caught in time.

    Madagascar sees regular outbreaks of plague, which tend to start in September, with around 600 cases being reported each year on the island.

    However, this year’s outbreak has seen it reach the Indian Ocean island’s two biggest cities, Antananarivo and Toamasina.

    Experts warn the disease spreads quicker in heavily populated areas.
    In Madagascar, a sacred ritual sees families exhume the remains of dead relatives, rewrap them in fresh cloth and dance with the corpses

    In Madagascar, a sacred ritual sees families exhume the remains of dead relatives, rewrap them in fresh cloth and dance with the corpses

    Credible experts have warned that there is no threat to the UK, however, some have warned the plague outbreak will reach the UK.

    Richard Conroy, founder of Sick Holiday, has sent a chilling warning to UK authorities – saying it’s ‘only a matter of time’ before the disease arrives on British soil.

    Mr Conroy warned it is inevitable due to the vast movement of people across the globe its inevitable that plague will continue its march.

    He told MailOnline: ‘I believe that it’s 100 per cent likely that plague will arrive in the UK once more – it’s just a question of ‘when’, not ‘if’.

    ‘And it’s not an exaggeration to say that this is a real threat – a ticking time bomb that’s waiting to decimate the world.

    ‘With the current outbreak still remaining treatable with antibiotics, however, the current risk is low.’

    ‘That’s the root cause of why it’s still a problem in the world. If we got rid of rats living close enough to mankind then we wouldn’t have the disease.’

    Professor McFadden warned in countries such as Madagascar ‘people often need to walk more than a day to receive proper medical treatment’.

    He added: ‘Fortunately in plague, it has not developed much antibiotic resistance. If that kicks in, the plague will be far, far scarier.

    ‘If you throw more and more antibiotics at patients, antibiotic resistance is more less inevitable.’

    Commenting on previous WHO figures, Professor Robin May, an infectious diseases expert at Birmingham University, told MailOnline the outbreak was ‘concerning definitely’.

    Dr Derek Gatherer, from Lancaster University’s biomedical and life-sciences department, told MailOnline the country would struggle ‘to cope’ if cases continue to spiral.

    He said: ‘If it wasn’t for the international aid coming in things, would definitely be much worse for them [Madagascar].’

    Amid concerns the plague had reached crisis point two weeks ago, the World Bank decided to release an extra $5 million (£3.8m) to control the rocketing amount of cases.

    The money will allow for the deployment of personnel to battle the outbreak in the affected regions, the disinfection of buildings and fuel for ambulances.


    Fears have been raised that the plague epidemic which has quickly blighted Madagascar could spread through air travel and sea trade.

    However, experts stress the risk of this is low because of the screening protocols that have been implemented to curb the outbreak.

    But, some are concerned frequent flights and ferries between the island and the mainland of Africa could cause the disease to spread.

    Dr Ashok Chopra, a professor of microbiology and immunology at the University of Texas, said the crisis in Madagascar had yet to peak.

    He told The Sun: If they are travelling shorter distances and they’re still in the incubation period, and they have the pneumonic (form) then they could spread it to other places.

    ‘We don’t want to have a situation where the disease spreads so fast it sort of gets out of control.’

    The latest World Health Organization figures come days after aid workers on the ground revealed that police are having to seize the corpses of plague victims.

    Charlotte Ndiaye, of the WHO, described the situation as being ‘terrible’, with many traditional families unwilling to part with their loved ones.

    Hundreds of families are confused about what they should do with the dead bodies, Ms Ndiaye told South African’s Mail & Guardian newspaper.

    If officials suspect someone to have died from pneumonic plague, an officer armed with chemicals will be disposed to kill any bacteria on the corpse.

    They are then placed in a sealed body bag and placed in a common grave – but the practice goes against the traditions of the Malagasy culture.

    In the culture, there is an annual celebration to honour the dead – and aid workers previously warned this would fuel an increase in cases.

    All Saints Day, otherwise known as the ‘Day of the Dead’, is a public holiday which takes place on November 1 each year. Crowds often gather at local cemeteries.

    Experts also believe last year’s natural phenomenon El Niño – dubbed ‘Godzilla’, triggered an increase in rat populations in rural areas, sparking the beginning of the epidemic which has so far infected at least 1,300 people.

    Forest fires have also driven the rats and their plague-carrying fleas towards areas inhabited by humans, local reports state as a reason behind the surge in cases recorded this year.

    But Professor Matthew Bayliss, from Liverpool University’s Institute of Infection and Global Health, suggested floods and heavy rains – triggered by Cyclone Enawo, may also be to blame.

    Speaking exclusively to MailOnline, he warned the particularly aggressive El Niño of 2016 may be behind the aggressive start of this year’s outbreak, which has seen it hit two heavily populated cities for the first time, including the capital Antananarivo.

    ‘2016 was the strongest El Niño on record, and was nicknamed by some ‘Godzilla’,’ he said. Some have suggested the growing burden of climate change was to blame.

    ‘It is a change to the movements of water in the Pacific Ocean which then has an effect on climate in many parts of the world, including east and southern Africa.

    ‘Our own research suggests that El Niño played a role of the Zika outbreak, but it is also possible that the conditions have facilitated this large scale plague outbreak.’
    Experts believe the natural phenomenon dubbed ‘Godzilla’ triggered an increase in rat populations in rural areas of Madagascar, sparking the beginning of the epidemic

    Experts believe the natural phenomenon dubbed ‘Godzilla’ triggered an increase in rat populations in rural areas of Madagascar, sparking the beginning of the epidemic

    Professor Bayliss, alongside colleagues including climatologist Dr Cyril Caminade, were behind a 2014 study that found outbreaks of plague in Madagascar are linked to the naturally occurring climate event in the tropical Pacific Ocean.

    Published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, they found large outbreaks tend to coincide with the fluctuation of air pressure and sea surface temperature, partly driven by El Niño. It was based on 48 years worth of data.

    They were also behind another study, released in the same journal in December last year, which found El Niño fuelled the Zika outbreak in South America. It went on to strike more than 70 countries and caused a surge in the number of babies born with abnormally small heads.

    What is El Niño?

    El Niño, along with its little sister La Niña, are part of a recurring shift in climate that occurs as warm water shifts from one side of the Pacific to the other.

    It is caused by a shift in the distribution of warm water in the Pacific Ocean around the equator.

    Usually the wind blows strongly from east to west, due to the rotation of the Earth, causing water to pile up in the western part of the Pacific.

    This pulls up colder water from the deep ocean in the eastern Pacific.

    However, in an El Niño, the winds pushing the water get weaker and cause the warmer water to shift back towards the east. This causes the eastern Pacific to get warmer.

    But as the ocean temperature is linked to the wind currents, this causes the winds to grow weaker still and so the ocean grows warmer, meaning the El Niño grows.

    This change in air and ocean currents around the equator can have a major impact on the weather patterns around the globe by creating pressure anomalies in the atmosphere.

    ‘In that type of situation, it may be easy to forget about respiratory etiquettes,’ Panu Saaristo, the International Federation of Red Cross’ team leader for health in Madagascar, previously told MailOnline.

    Concerned health officials have also warned an ancient ritual, called Famadihana, where relatives dig up the corpses of their loved ones, may be fueling the spread.

    To limit the danger of Famadihana, rules enforced at the beginning of the outbreak dictate plague victims cannot be buried in a tomb that can be reopened.

    Instead, their remains must be held in an anonymous mausoleum. But the local media has reported several cases of bodies being exhumed covertly.

    Despite the serious risks publicised by the authorities, few in Madagascar question the turning ceremonies and dismiss the advice.
    People in Madagascar believe the ritual honours their dead relatives, who can be “turned” every five, seven or nine years

    People in Madagascar believe the ritual honours their dead relatives, who can be ‘turned’ every five, seven or nine years

    Willy Randriamarotia, the Madagascan health ministry’s chief of staff, said: ‘If a person dies of pneumonic plague and is then interred in a tomb that is subsequently opened for a Famadihana, the bacteria can still be transmitted and contaminate whoever handles the body.’

    Experts have long observed that plague season coincides with the period when Famadihana ceremonies are held from July to October.

    Last week MailOnline revealed the ‘Godzilla’ El Niño of 2016 has also been blamed for the severity of this year’s outbreak by causing freak weather conditions.

    Plague season hits Madagascar each year, and experts warn there is still six months to run – despite already seeing more than triple the amount of cases than expected.

    Usually the country sees cases of bubonic plague, which is transmitted by rat flea bites and was responsible for the 100 million fatalities from the ‘Black Death’ in the 14th century.

    If left untreated, the Yersinia pestis bacteria can reach the lungs. This is where it turns pneumonic – described as the ‘deadliest and most rapid form of plague’.

    Health officials are unsure how this year’s outbreak began, but local media report that forest fires have driven rats towards rural communities.

    This year’s worrying outbreak has seen it reach the Indian Ocean island’s two biggest cities, Antananarivo and Toamasina.

    A senior aid worker on the ground in Madagascar has provided MailOnline with an exclusive snapshot of what is happening on the island.

    Panu Saaristo, the International Federation of Red Cross’ team leader, has revealed thousands of infected adults are unwilling to seek help because they are scared of hospitals.

    Mr Saaristo said the cultural stigma associated with seeking medical help was masking the true scale of the problem as it means many of those who are infected are failing to be diagnosed. At the same time there is also a growing shortage of life-saving tests which can provide a rapid diagnosis.

    Speaking about the decline in plague cases reported today by Madagascan health officials, Mr Saaristo said he feared this is not really the case and that the true scale of the problem growing. He told MailOnline: ‘No-one is happier than us, if that is indeed the case’.

    ‘Fear of the fact if they get diagnosed with the infection and the long time they would have to spend in hospital’ could be a factor in many not seeking treatment because they connect ‘hospitals to death’, he added.

    ‘People start avoiding healthcare that may lead to a situation where people start dying.’ He warned this year’s outbreak has been ‘truly unprecedented’, and is ‘not the plague as usual’.

    Figures show that at least 1,300 cases of the plague have been reported so far in this year’s outbreak, with 93 official deaths recorded. However, UN estimates state the toll could be in excess of 120.

    Mr Saaristo warned more deaths are expected unless the urgent shortage of rapid diagnostic tests is immediately addressed, as the majority of plague cases spreading through Madagascar can prove fatal in just 24 hours.

    Experts warn the disease spreads quicker in heavily populated areas. It is estimated that around 1.6 million people live in either city.

    The first death this year occurred on August 28 when a passenger died in a public taxi en route to a town on the east coast. Two others who came into contact with the passenger also died.

    This year’s outbreak is expected to dwarf previous ones as it has struck early, and British aid workers believe it will continue on its rampage.

    Olivier Le Guillou, of Action Against Hunger, previously said: ‘The epidemic is ahead of us, we have not yet reached the peak.’

    The most recent WHO figures dispute claims by Dr Manitra Rakotoarivony, Madagascar’s director of health promotion, that the epidemic is on a downward spiral.

    He previously told local radio: ‘There is an improvement in the fight against the spread of the plague, which means that there are fewer patients in hospitals.’

    Concerned humanitarians have opened a clinic attached to a major hospital in the country’s capital in a desperate attempt to contain the plague outbreak.

    The International Federation of Red Cross has set-up a makeshift treatment clinic at the Andouhatapenaka Hospital in Antananarivo.

    Twenty beds are available to be used in the clinic, but it is unsure how many patients are currently being treated at the makeshift centre.

    Aid workers stress it will be able to offer 24/7 treatment to those infected, as officials continue their attempts to clamp down on cases.

    An international team of doctors are also providing supervision and training on plague treatment
    The ceremony sees the wrapped remains carried out into the open and carefully placed on a mat where they are rewrapped, or “turned” in the new shrouds

    The ceremony sees the wrapped remains carried out into the open and carefully placed on a mat where they are rewrapped, or ‘turned’ in the new shrouds

    The unique custom, originating among communities that live in Madagascar’s high plateaux, draws crowds every winter to honour the dead and to honour their mortal wishes.

    ‘It’s one of Madagascar’s most widespread rituals,’ historian Mahery Andrianahag told AFP at a festival in Ambohijafy, a village outside the capital Antananarivo.

    Relatives invite all their fellow villagers to attend the ceremony and to take part in the procession as well as musical and food festivities, but the wrapping of the body is a purely family affair.

    The dead may be ‘turned’ more than once but only every five, seven or nine years, and can be wrapped in several shrouds if different parts of the family or loved ones want to honour them.

    The customary ritual, rather than a religious rite, is a celebration accompanied by music, dancing and singing, fuelled by alcoholic drinks.

    As soon as it is over, the mats on which the bodies are laid are pulled up. Many participants store them under their mattresses in the belief it will bring them good luck, harboring bacteria.

    The WHO, which issues a new report into the outbreak every few days, also remains adamant that cases are on the ‘decline in all active areas’ across the country.

    The plague outbreak in Madagascar tends to begin in September and ends in April. Tarik Jašarević of the World Health Organization confirmed it would be no different this year.

    He said two weeks ago: ‘After concerted efforts of the Ministry of Health and partners, we are beginning to see a decline in reported cases but there are still people being admitted to hospital.

    ‘At this time we cannot say with certainty that the epidemic has subsided. We are about three months into the epidemic season, which goes on until April 2018.

    ‘Even if the recent declining trend is confirmed, we cannot rule out the possibility of further spikes in transmission between now and April 2018.’

    A WHO official added: ‘The risk of the disease spreading is high at national level… because it is present in several towns and this is just the start of the outbreak.’

    International agencies have so far sent more than one million doses of antibiotics to Madagascar. Nearly 20,000 respiratory masks have also been donated.

    However, the WHO advises against travel or trade restrictions. It previously asked for $5.5 million (£4.2m) to support the plague response, which has now been issued.

    Despite its guidance, Air Seychelles, one of Madagascar’s biggest airlines, stopped flying temporarily earlier in the month to try and curb the spread.

    Schools and universities were shut in a desperate attempt to contain the respiratory disease, with children known to come into contact with each other more than adults. The buildings have been sprayed to eradicate any fleas that may carry the plague.

    Dilys Morgan, head of emerging infections and zoonoses at Public Health England, said: ‘The risk to people in UK is very low, but the risk for international travellers to and those working in Madagascar is higher.

    ‘It is important that travellers to Madagascar seek advice before travelling and are aware of the measures they can take to reduce the risk of infection.

    ‘The UK has robust systems in place for assessing illness in persons returning from travel or work overseas.

    ‘Plague is no longer the threat to humans that it was centuries ago, as antibiotics work well if treatment is started early.’
    For Madagascans, the famadihana ceremony is an intense celebration accompanied by music, dancing and singing, fuelled by alcoholic drinks

    For Madagascans, the famadihana ceremony is an intense celebration accompanied by music, dancing and singing, fuelled by alcoholic drinks

    Bubonic plague is one of the most devastating diseases in history, having killed around 100million people during the ‘Black Death’ in the 14th century.

    Drawings and paintings from the outbreak, which wiped out about a third of the European population, depict town criers saying ‘bring out your dead’ while dragging trailers piled with infected corpses.

    It is caused by a bacterium known as Yersinia pestis, which uses the flea as a host and is usually transmitted to humans via rats.

    The disease causes grotesque symptoms such as gangrene and the appearance of large swellings on the groin, armpits or neck, known as ‘buboes’.

    It kills up to two thirds of sufferers within just four days if it is not treated, although if antibiotics are administered within 24 hours of infection patients are highly likely to survive.

    After the Black Death arrived in 1347 plague became a common phenomenon in Europe, with outbreaks recurring regularly until the 18th century.

    Bubonic plague has almost completely vanished from the rich world, with 90 per cent of all cases now found in Africa.

    However, there have been a few non-fatal cases in the U.S. in recent years, while in August 2013 a 15-year-old boy died in Kyrgyzstan after eating a groundhog infected with the disease.

    Three months later, an outbreak in a Madagascan killed at least 20 people in a week.

    A year before 60 people died as a result of the infection, more than in any other country in the world.

    Outbreaks in China have been rare in recent years, and most have happened in remote rural areas of the west.

    China’s state broadcaster said there were 12 diagnosed cases and three deaths in the province of Qinghai in 2009, and one in Sichuan in 2012.

    In the United States between five and 15 people die every year as a result, mostly in western states.

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The Madagascar Black Death Plague situation appears to be spiraling out of control. Despite the “don’t worry, be happy” mantra coming from both the CDC and the WHO, various media reports are indicating the actual status of the epidemic is worse than the spin control and information suppression efforts now underway. Obviously, the health authorities are desperately trying to prevent a panic. Obviously, they are doing what they did with SARS in China, Mers in Saudi Arabia, and with Ebola back in 2014; namely, hide the true extent of the crisis for political and economic reasons.

The following links indicate things are starting to get out of control.


Black Death patients are ESCAPING hospital and refusing treatment sparking fears it may spread

Chief of medicine at plague hospital in Madagascar says patients are scared of needles and not used to hospital treatment.

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Despite the best efforts of our mutant elite, information about the threat from disease in Africa continues to dribble out. It isn’t like “they” care. It isn’t like “they” have the slightest concern of what a global disease pandemic would do to the “Great Unwashed” segment of the population. If you haven’t figured out, after reading my blog for the last several years, “they” really do hate our guts, and really do want to kill us all off, then you haven’t been paying attention.

The following link tells us the Marburg Virus, a close cousin to the Ebola Virus has shown up in Uganda. It has killed 5 people, and reportedly came from exposure to bats. It has a precious bodily fluid transmission vector, ie blood, and close physical contact with the infected person.…es-uganda.html

New outbreak: Deadly virus, similar to Ebola, with NO treatment… now strikes Uganda

(Natural News) Uganda is in the middle of a health care crisis as the deadly Marburg virus has once again hit the African nation. Health chiefs have announced that the virus, which is clinically similar to the Ebola virus, has been detected in five cases. The reports note that an emergency Marburg virus screening is being carried out at the Kenya-Uganda border in Turkana, where three members of the same family died of the disease.

Reports have detailed that the outbreak first started back in September when an adult male in his 30s, who used to work as a game hunter and resided near a cave with a heavy bat colony, had been admitted to a local health center after falling ill with high fever, vomiting, and diarrhea. According to reports, the man did not respond to antimalarial treatment and his health quickly deteriorated. The man was taken to another hospital but passed away shortly. The man’s middle-aged sister and a third victim had also subsequently passed away.

The next link tells us antibiotic resistance by the Black Death Plague bacteria is becoming a concern for health experts.

Madagascar Outbreak: It Is ‘Inevitable’ The Plague Becomes Resistant To Drugs

Mac Slavo
November 16th, 2017

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The newest warning about the outbreak of the airborne pneumonic plague, or black death, in Madagascar has been released. Officials warn that it’s inevitable that this bacterial infection that’s infected over 2000 people will become resistant to antibiotics.

The only way to treat a person who has contracted the plague is with antibiotics. But experts now warn that because they are being used so much to treat the infection, antibiotics resistance is inevitable and making this disease much more terrifying. Once the bacteria is resistant, the Madagascar healthcare system will be overwhelmed, and the disease will have control of the nation.

According to the Daily Mail, Madagascar’s healthcare system will be unable to cope if the deadly plague outbreak continues to escalate, a scientist has warned. Scores of doctors and nurses have been struck down with the disease, which is predicted to gather momentum in the coming weeks and there are growing fears hospitals will be unable to meet the illness’ burden. Official figures reveal at least 2,034 people have been infected with the “medieval disease” so far in what has been described as the “worst outbreak in 50 years.” The black death outbreak has so far claimed at least 165 lives.

Although the plague is responding well to antibiotics right now, drug resistance is also an increasing concern amongst experts who predict it will vastly accelerate the disease’s death toll. Professor John Joe McFadden from the University of Surrey told MailOnline: “Fortunately in [the] plague, it has not developed much antibiotic resistance. If that kicks in, the plague will be far, far scarier. If you throw more and more antibiotics at patients, antibiotic resistance is more or less inevitable.”

Dr. Derek Gatherer, from Lancaster University’s biomedical and life-sciences department, told MailOnline the country would struggle “to cope” if cases continue to spiral. “Madagascar, typically like many African countries, doesn’t have many doctors. There are around three-and-a-half thousand doctors for 22 million people. They only have around 6,000 hospital beds, so they aren’t particularly well positioned to cope with these kind of events. And if it wasn’t for the international aid coming in things would definitely be much worse for them.”

And experts continue to fear the healthcare system is on the brink of being overwhelmed. Should the disease actually spread to the African mainland, it will be all but impossible to control and the health care system would certainly be unable to handle the outbreak at that point, making a global pandemic much more likely.

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