Bubonic plague still a problem for Madagascar

Authorities in the Indian Ocean island country are fighting to prevent the plague from spreading to new areas.

    The bubonic plague killed about a third of Europe's population in the middle ages.

    The Black Death, almost unheard of in the developed world now, is still a problem in parts of Africa and Asia.

    Madagascar is one of the worst affected countries. The plague strikes in the rainy season and has already killed at least 39 people this year.

    Al Jazeera's Tania Page reports from Antananarivo.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Holding onto Hoxha: Guarding the last statue of communist Albania

    Holding onto Hoxha: Guarding the last statue of communist Albania

    In the basement of an old museum in a village in Albania, a 78-year-old woman protects the last remnant of a dictator.

    Still Here: A story of incarceration and gentrification in the US

    Still Here: A story of incarceration and gentrification in the US

    Many formerly imprisoned women of colour return to neighbourhoods transformed beyond recognition. What awaits them?

    The 'risky business' of tracking Rwandan fugitive Felicien Kabuga

    The 'risky business' of tracking Rwandan fugitive Felicien Kabuga

    The former chief prosecutor at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda discusses the hunt for genocide suspects.