Plague outbreak in Madagascar is getting worse and is spreading to urban areas, say officials
World health experts today warned an outbreak of the Black Death in Madagascar will get even worse.
More than 100 have been killed and 1,300 infected with the pneumonic plague since August - leading UK authorities to warn Brits off visiting the African wildlife paradise.
And now health officials are warning things will get even worse before they get better.
Olivier Le Guillou of Action Again Hunger said: "We have not yet reached the peak."
Health officials say the disease has now become much more contagious because it is now being transmitted from person-to-person through the air as well as from animals to humans through infected flea bites.
The disease, which contributed to the deaths of more than 50 million people in Europe during the Middle Ages, has spread from rural areas into urban areas which are not usually affected.
Source: Plague outbreak in Madagascar is getting worse and is spreading to urban areas, say officials