Plague and Libya



A. B. Christie

Visiting Professor of Infectious Diseases, Faculty of Medicine University of Garyounis, Benghazi, S.P.L.A.J. and Honorary Physician, Fazakerley Hospital, Liverpool, U.K.

Garyounis Medical Journal Vol. 3, No.1. January 1980:65-67


There have been several short sharp outbreaks of plague in the Libyan Jamahiriya during the 1970’s. Infection has been suspected in camels, goats and sheep. The normal host animal in Libya is not known for certain. The article gives an outline sketch of the possible ecology.

Keywords: Plague and Libya