A black plague expert has died after being infected with the disease in Ireland.
The Department of Health said in a statement on Thursday that Dr. Anthony J. O’Reilly died from a suspected case of plague on Wednesday in Cork, in the north-western county of Limerick.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said the death is the third death related to the Black Plague in Ireland in the last five years.
O’Reilly is the first Irish doctor to die from the Black Virus, the new strain of the disease that emerged after the pandemic ended in March.
He was the first to test positive for the disease and was treated at a Dublin hospital.
Dr. James Murphy, who runs the Irish Black Plague Centre, said the deaths of the other Irish doctors highlight the need for better control of the Black Vector.
“The death of a number of Irish doctors in recent weeks demonstrates that the Black Phobias have returned to Ireland and the threat they pose to Ireland,” he said.
Murphy said that Ireland is not immune to the threat, which is also spread through contaminated surfaces and air.
“It’s very important that all health professionals in Ireland are aware of this and that we continue to be vigilant,” he added.
Oddly, the Black Pandemic did not affect Ireland’s health care system.
The United States, Canada and Australia are all affected by the disease, which has killed about a quarter of a million people in 20 countries and forced millions to flee their homes.