Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Bubonic plague in Libya

Egypt has decided to close its border with Libya following confirmed reports that 16-18 people have been infected with bubonic plague in the Libyan costal city of Tubruq.

The Egyptian Ministry of Health has decided to place Sallum, the port city bordering Libya, under quarantine, and health checks are being conducted on everyone returning from Libya. Tubruq is located 93 miles from the border with Egypt. MORE HERE

HERE the report by BBC

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