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Workers can use insecticide to try to stop outbreaks of the plague. [Photo via BBC Science Library]
Workers can use insecticide to try to stop outbreaks of the plague. [Photo via BBC Science Library]

Madagascar is fighting a deadly disease. Plague has already killed almost 100 people in the African nation since August.

Plague is caused by the bacterium Yersinia pestis. It’s really a rodent disease, transmitted to humans in fleabites.

Oh, rats

Plague killed 50 million people in...

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