Egypt takes precaution measures at borders to avert "Black Death"
Egyptian Health Minister Hatem el- Gabali toured the Egyptian border with Libya Wednesday to inspect the measures taken to prevent "Black Death" plague from being transmitted into Egypt, Nile TV reported.
"Egypt is free of 'Blake Death' plague and we are taking precaution measures to prevent it from being transmitted into Egypt," Nile TV Quoted el-Gabali as saying.
"We are cooperating with Marsa Matroh officials to vacuum the area by antiseptics," el-Gabali said, Xinhua rfeported.
Libyan authorities earlier reported an outbreak of bubonic plague in town of Tubruq, and the World Health Organization (WHO) have sent an investigation team there.
About 18 suspected cases have been reported in Libya but the number of confirmed cases is still unknown.