The return of Black Death

5 Aug

Well, it’s not really Black Death but it’s almost there. I just felt like I needed to keep the grizzly stories coming, and guess what, whenever I’m checking the news I keep finding more and more of them.

This is the story that the bubonic plague has come to Peru, killing one and up to 30 infected. I thought the plague had long died out, but it turns out not. The disease, which is caused by fleas infecting rodents which then pass on the disease through their saliva, was last seen in Peru in 1994 when it left 35 people dead. You would hope this means that they are more prepared this time.

The full story can be read in the Latin American Herald Tribune here.

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