Two Nuisance Black Bears in California found to have The Black Plague

Big Wobble – As the Pneumonic plague epidemic in Madagascar is claimed to be the biggest outbreak in 50 years, the disease which killed an estimated 200 million Europeans in the 1300’s appears to be making a comeback! Two black bears exposed to the plague was found in Paradise, according to the California Department of Public Health. The department collected blood in September from two bears killed under depredation permits, and the samples tested positive for antibodies to Yersinia pestis,

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World Health Organization Warns: Black Death Plague Epidemic is Coming

The World Health Organization has warned that a new epidemic of the Black Death could see millions of people die from the plague in Africa. The WHO, which has been working alongside Madagascar’s Ministry of Health, found that 231 people have already been infected with the plague. Express.co.uk reports: A WHO official said: “The risk of the disease spreading is high at national level… because it is present in several towns and this is just the start of the outbreak.”

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