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Bubonic Plague: Madagascar Faces New, Terrifying Threat

The already troubled African island of Madagascar faces a new and terrifying threat:  bubonic plague. In recent years, the Indian Ocean nation has become the world's top site for the storied disease, with hundreds of cases and scored of plague deaths last year. Aid officials are warning that things could get worse unless more is done to prevent and fight the spread of the often-deadly disease.   Madagascar is the world’s hotspot for this flea-borne disease. It first gained infamy ...

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