Plague warning issued for 9 countries

Plague warnings have been issued for nine countries after the recent plague outbreak in Madagascar.

The death toll has reached 124 and there are currently over 1,000 people who are still infected according to the nation's disaster risk management office. 

The concern is that the deadly plague will move further throughout the region due to regular flights coming in and out of the country. 

RELATED: Locusts plague Madagascar

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A swarm of locusts invades the center of Mdagascar capitol Antananarivo on August 28, 2014. AFP PHOTO/RIJASOLO (Photo credit should read RIJASOLO/AFP/Getty Images)
Antanarivo residents stand on a balcony as they look at a swarm of locusts invading the center of Mdagascar capitol on August 28, 2014. AFP PHOTO/RIJASOLO (Photo credit should read RIJASOLO/AFP/Getty Images)
TO GO WITH AFP STORY BY GAELLE BORGIA A farmer protects his rice field from locusts by chasing away them with reeds at Amparihibe village on May 7, 2014 in Tsiroanomandidy, western Madagascar. A Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) mission is to fight the locust's swarm with an insecticide. AFP PHOTO/RIJASOLO (Photo credit should read RIJASOLO/AFP/Getty Images)
TO GO WITH AFP STORY BY GAELLE BORGIA A man from Amparihibe village walks through a swarm of locusts on May 7, 2014 in Tsiroanomandidy, western Madagascar, on May 7, 2014. A Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) mission is to fight the locust's swarm with an insecticide. AFP PHOTO/RIJASOLO (Photo credit should read RIJASOLO/AFP/Getty Images)
TO GO WITH AFP STORY BY GAELLE BORGIA A family from Amparihibe village walks through a swarm of locusts on May 7, 2014 in Tsiroanomandidy, western Madagascar, on May 7, 2014. A Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) mission is to fight the locust's swarm with an insecticide. AFP PHOTO/RIJASOLO (Photo credit should read RIJASOLO/AFP/Getty Images)
TO GO WITH AFP STORY BY GAELLE BORGIA A swarm of locusts flies over Amparihibe village and threats its fields at 20 kilometers from Tsiroamandidy, western Madagascar, on May 7, 2014. A Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) mission is to fight the locust's swarm with an insecticide. AFP PHOTO/RIJASOLO (Photo credit should read RIJASOLO/AFP/Getty Images)
TO GO WITH AFP STORY BY GAELLE BORGIA A farmer protects his rice field from locusts by chasing away them with reeds at Amparihibe village on May 7, 2014 in Tsiroanomandidy, western Madagascar. A Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) mission is to fight the locust's swarm with an insecticide. AFP PHOTO/RIJASOLO (Photo credit should read RIJASOLO/AFP/Getty Images)
TO GO WITH AFP STORY BY GAELLE BORGIA A helicopter of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) flies through millions of Locusts as spreads pesticide to fight against a swarm of locusts threatening to reach Amparihibe village on May 7, 2014 in Tsiroanomandidy , Madagascar. FAO mission is to fight the locust's swarm with an insecticide. AFP PHOTO/RIJASOLO (Photo credit should read RIJASOLO/AFP/Getty Images)
TO GO WITH AFP STORY BY GAELLE BORGIA A helicopter of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) flies through Locusts as spreads pesticide to fight against a swarm of locusts threatening to reach Amparihibe village on May 7, 2014 in Tsiroanomandidy , Madagascar. FAO mission is to fight the locust's swarm with an insecticide. AFP PHOTO/RIJASOLO (Photo credit should read RIJASOLO/AFP/Getty Images)
TO GO WITH AFP STORY BY GAELLE BORGIA A helicopter of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) flies through millions of Locusts as spreads pesticide to fight against a swarm of locusts threatening to reach Amparihibe village on May 7, 2014 in Tsiroanomandidy , Madagascar. FAO mission is to fight the locust's swarm with an insecticide. AFP PHOTO/RIJASOLO (Photo credit should read RIJASOLO/AFP/Getty Images)
TO GO WITH STORY BY GAELLE BORGIA A swarm of the Red Locusts 20 kilometres north of the town of Sakaraha, south west Madagascar on April 27, 2013. According to studies, there are currently a hundred locust swarms similar to this one in this region totalling around 500 billion locusts, eating around 100,000 metric tons of vegetation per day. AFP PHOTO/BILAL TARABEY. (Photo credit should read BILAL TARABEY/AFP/Getty Images)
TO GO WITH STORY BY GAELLE BORGIA A swarm of the Red Locusts 20 kilometres north of the town of Sakaraha, south west Madagascar on April 27, 2013. According to studies, there are currently a hundred locust swarms similar to this one in this region totalling around 500 billion locusts, eating around 100,000 metric tons of vegetation per day. AFP PHOTO/BILAL TARABEY. (Photo credit should read BILAL TARABEY/AFP/Getty Images)
TO GO WITH STORY BY GAELLE BORGIA A swarm of the Red Locusts 20 kilometres north of the town of Sakaraha, south west Madagascar on April 27, 2013. According to studies, there are currently a hundred locust swarms similar to this one in this region totalling around 500 billion locusts, eating around 100,000 metric tons of vegetation per day. AFP PHOTO/BILAL TARABEY. (Photo credit should read BILAL TARABEY/AFP/Getty Images)
TO GO WITH STORY BY GAELLE BORGIA A swarm of the Red Locusts 20 kilometres north of the town of Sakaraha, south west Madagascar on April 27, 2013. According to studies, there are currently a hundred locust swarms similar to this one in this region totalling around 500 billion locusts, eating around 100,000 metric tons of vegetation per day. AFP PHOTO/BILAL TARABEY. (Photo credit should read BILAL TARABEY/AFP/Getty Images)
TO GO WITH STORY BY GAELLE BORGIA A swarm of the Red Locusts 20 kilometres north of the town of Sakaraha, south west Madagascar on April 27, 2013. According to studies, there are currently a hundred locust swarms similar to this one in this region totalling around 500 billion locusts, eating around 100,000 metric tons of vegetation per day. AFP PHOTO/BILAL TARABEY. (Photo credit should read BILAL TARABEY/AFP/Getty Images)
TO GO WITH STORY BY GAELLE BORGIA A swarm of the Red Locusts 20 kilometres north of the town of Sakaraha, south west Madagascar on April 27, 2013. According to studies, there are currently a hundred locust swarms similar to this one in this region totalling around 500 billion locusts, eating around 100,000 metric tons of vegetation per day. AFP PHOTO/BILAL TARABEY. (Photo credit should read BILAL TARABEY/AFP/Getty Images)
TO GO WITH STORY BY GAELLE BORGIA A swarm of the Red Locusts passes through the Route Nationale 7, southwest Madagascar on April 27, 2013. According to studies, there are currently a hundred locust swarms similar to this one in this region totalling around 500 billion locusts, eating around 100,000 metric tons of vegetation per day. AFP PHOTO/BILAL TARABEY. (Photo credit should read BILAL TARABEY/AFP/Getty Images)
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University of Texas professor, Dr. Ashok Chopra, told The Sun: "If they are traveling shorter distances and they're still in the incubation period, and they have the pneumonic form, then they could spread it to other places.”

Most of the past plague cases have been bubonic plague, but he says this outbreak is 70 percent pneumonic, the most deadly form of the disease. 

Known as the Black Death, it notoriously killed a third of Europe’s population in the 13th and 14th centuries.

The head of emergency operations for the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies says that the outbreak may be stabilizing.

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