(London Daily Mail) The deadly plague will never be eradicated, scientists have warned amid fears the situation in Madagascar is spiralling out of control.
At least 171 people have died in the country off the coast of Africa's 'worst outbreak in 50 years' and 2,119 have been infected, World Health Organization figures show.
International aid workers are desperately battling to contain the 'crisis', which has prompted 10 nearby African countries to be placed on high alert by the WHO.
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Professor Allen Cheng, an infectious disease expert at Monash University, warned of the dangers of the plague and said this year's outbreak has been 'unusual' - because it is airborne.