A recent outbreak in Tobruk belies the fact that only sporadic cases and small outbreaks of plague have occurred in North Africa since 1950. Successive waves of plague were reported in Egypt, Tunisia and Morocco during the first half of the 20th century (See Graph). [1,2]
Plague was relatively rare in Libya, with the exception of an outbreak of 82 cases in 1913 (red arrow).
1. Berger SA. Infectious Diseases of Libya, 2011. 321 pp, 39 graphs, 930 refs. Gideon e-books, https://www.gideononline.com/ebooks/country/infectious-diseases-of-libya/
2. Berger SA. Plague: Global Status, 2011. 95 pp, 101 graphs, 485 refs. Gideon e-books, https://www.gideononline.com/ebooks/disease/plague-global-status/