Black Death infected hospital patients ESCAPE: Plague now SPREADING out of control
PATIENTS infected with the Black Death plague ravaging Madagascar are escaping from hospital in a city of nearly nine million people, it has emerged.
They risk infecting others as they flee back home – despite being riddled with the dangerous contagion.
A doctor at a plague hospital in the Madagascan capital of Antananarivo revealed the horrifying development yesterday.
This comes as fears grow that the outbreak could go global – leading to millions dying.
The Central Anti-Plague Hospital Ambohimindra is one of six hospitals that treat plague in the city with a population of 8.6m.
Madagascar’s plague outbreak has killed 165 people so far, infecting more than 2,000, making 2017 this hospital’s busiest year.
It’s a deadly pneumonic plague which can pass from person to person through coughing and kills within 24 hours.