Saturday, February 26, 2005


DR Congo plague outbreak spreads

`An outbreak of what tests suggest is pneumonic plague has spread to a second town in the Democratic Republic of Congo, according to a medical charity. [..]

Thousands have fled the remote diamond mining town of Zobia since the disease first emerged at the end of last year.

At least 60 people have died so far. The plague affects victims lungs and is fatal if left untreated.’

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