News reports say the strain can kill in three hours. Some locals question if it’s real or another government scare tactic to raise money and vaccinate. Here is a compilation of stories sent to us by CLG News
New ‘Black Death’ plague strain can kill in three hours as lethal disease goes ‘airborne’ | 16 Nov 2017 | An outbreak of the “Black Death” — also known as pneumonic plague — has been described as the “worst in 50 years” as numbers of recorded cases soar. The disease has already killed more than 171 people in Madagascar alone, with thousands more confirmed cases across the east African country. A local news crew following one health worker in the stricken city heard doctors informing residents that the new strain of the disease “can kill in three hours”. Earlier this week, infection and immunity expert Dr Matthew Avison told Daily Star Online that the “extremely rare” disease has been “resilient” to antibiotics. A spokesman for the World Health Organisation admitted there were fears that this strain of plague — which is now believed to be airborne — could cause a global outbreak of the disease.
Plague spreads to dozens of health workers amid fears Madagascar can’t contain black death | 16 Nov 2017 | The plague outbreak in Madagascar has spread to health workers, with dozens struck down by the black death. A staggering 82 health workers have been struck down by the disease — about around four per cent of the total number of cases — according to latest figures from the World Health Organisation (WHO)…There are also fears the disease could develop a resistance to the antibiotics being used to treat victims, which would likely see the number of cases surge. At least 2,119 cases of the plague have been reported and the death toll is continuing to rise with the disease having now claimed 171 lives, according to latest WHO figures.
DHS plans outdoor biological drill for 2018 on border of Oklahoma and Kansas, spurring protest | 13 Nov 2017 | Residents living in Newkirk, Oklahoma, and Kansas at the border are worried after the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has announced plans to simulate the effects of biological weapons on buildings just outside their city under the DHS Science & Technology Directorate (S&T) which will conduct a program called the Hazards of Dynamic Outdoor Releases (HODOR). This has spawned protest against the decision, KWCH reported. In a statement on their website, the DHS said they would be releasing non-hazardous [we hope], non-toxic chemicals and biological materials at the Chilocco Indian Agricultural School planned for early next year and then again over the summer. According to DHS representatives that spoke to CNN, they will be testing the impact on buildings if terrorists [such as themselves] were to [when they] release a biological weapon. This has worried residents of Oklahoma and Kansas who are wondering why the DHS is testing biological warfare in their city.