Nineteen of the deaths had been in the northeast Ituri district, an area regarded as the most active area of human being plague in the global world with some 1, 000 cases each full year. Related StoriesPlague endemic in guy since early Bronze Age group, but has not always been flea-bornePneumonic plague transmitting from pet dog to manThe WHO says some situations of bubonic plague have also been reported, but up to now there are no numbers. The outbreak started there in mid-May; both strains of the plague are spread mainly by fleas, causing contamination in the lungs which gradually suffocates the victim.Financing The purchase is normally valued at $2.35 billion and will be funded via fully committed financing from Citi and the expected issuance to Sheridan's collateral holders of AMSURG equity currently valued at approximately $615 million. At its option, AMSURG may replace a substantial portion of the equity thought that would be released to Sheridan's equity holders with money by accessing the collateral or equity-linked markets between signing and closing. Total shares sent to sellers at closing will be dependent on the overall performance of AMSURG shares prior to the transaction closing. Approvals and Period to Closing The deal is likely to close in the third one fourth of 2014 and is certainly subject to, among other things, the termination or expiration of the relevant waiting periods under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Work of 1976, as amended, along with other customary closing circumstances.