The advice given in 1347 was "Travel far, tarry long." which sometimes worked, but more often resulted in the disease being spread further and faster.
The al-Qaeda epidemic began in the cave hideouts of AQLIM in Tizi Ouzou province, 150km east of the capital Algiers. The group, led by wanted terror boss Abdelmalek Droudkal, was forced to turn its shelters in the Yakouren forest into mass graves and flee.
The extremists supporting madman Osama bin Laden went to Bejaia and Jijel provinces — hoping the plague did not go with them.
Run fast, fellas. I bet some of you could even get to Gaza in less than a week.
Bubonic Plague is spread by bites from infected rat fleas. Symptoms include boils in the groin, neck and armpits. In Pneumonic Plague, airborne bacteria spread like flu.
It can be in the body for more than a week — highly contagious but not revealing tell-tale symptoms.