South African Travellers Warned of Madagascar Plague Outbreak
South Africans travelling in Madagascar have been cautioned to avoid highly populated areas and to wear surgical masks while in transit. This comes after the World Health Organisation confirmed 48 deaths among 449 cases of pneumonic plague in the island nation.
Antananarivo, Madagascar (file photo).
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- 13 October 2017
A widespread outbreak of the plague has gripped Madagascar. The disease has killed at least 30 people, and 194 have been infected since August, ... see more »
Deutsche Welle, 3 October 2017
Madagascar is struggling to contain an outbreak of plague in several cities. Over 20 people have died. Plague can be treated when diagnosed early, says WHO Madagascar country… Read more »
Madagascar: Plague Spreading Rapidly in the Country
VOA, 2 October 2017
The World Health Organization warns a highly infectious, deadly form of pneumonic plague is spreading rapidly in Madagascar and quick action is needed to stop it. Read more »
East African, 15 September 2017
At least five people have died of pneumonic plague in Madagascar, public health officials said Friday. Read more »