Plague Hits Madagascar

There is now a risk of a rapid spread of the disease due to Antananarivo's high population density and the weakness of the healthcare system, according to the World Health Organisation.



  • Madagascar:   Nation Hit by Deadly Plague

    WHO, 19 November 2014

    On 4 November 2014, WHO was notified by the Ministry of Health of Madagascar of an outbreak of plague. The first case, a male from Soamahatamana village in the district of… Read more »

  • Madagascar:   Plague Claims More Than 30 Lives

    allAfrica, 13 December 2013

    An outbreak of plague more vicious than the bubonic strain called the Black Death has killed 39 people in Madagascar, the government said, according to an AFP report. Read more »

  • Madagascar:   Plague in Madagascar

    UNIRIN, 20 December 2013

    The bubonic plague season arrived in Madagascar earlier than usual in 2013, and with it an apparently greater prevalence of a more deadly strain of the disease. Read more »

Antananarivo, Madagascar