According to the World Health Organization, in Madagascar at least 33 people has been killed recently and over 200 infected by one of the deadliest plagues in human history known as the Black Death.
The Black Death disease is known from one of the darkest episodes in mankind.
It was in the fourteenth century that in Europe over 50 million people were killed by a mysterious disease called the Black Death. In some places the entire population was wiped out.
Conspiracy theorists believe the virus came from outer space and was deliberately transferred by aliens.
But we don’t believe that, do we?
It is also known that today descendants of those who survived, thanks to a genetic mutation caused by the virus, are completely immune for the AIDS virus.
Particularly eastern and central Madagascar has been worst hit by the recent outbreak. Red alert warnings and various measures as the closure of public institutions, schools and other places where people gather came into effect.
Different as with AIDS, the Black Death plague is not transmitted by body fluids only, but also airborne.
Therefore, the WHO called the risk of the epidemic spreading “very high” and a massive amount of antibiotics and disinfectant spray has been send to the affected areas.
Nowadays, when treated in an early stage, in most cases, the Black Death disease is curable.
After an incubation time of maximum 7 days, patients infected with the plague are suffering flu like symptoms as fever, head- and body pains as well as weakness, vomiting and nausea.
If not treated more severe symptoms appear like internal bleeding and swollen dark skin spots. Until death arrives.
Despite all the scaremongering about looming viruses and other life threatening diseases, the future is bright.
Ultimately, genetic engineering will bring earth population on the brink of a society in which almost everything is curable.