Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Seasonal plague kills two more in Madagascar

Madagascar's seasonal outbreak of pneumonic plague has killed two more people, taking the death toll to four, the health ministry said on Saturday.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Plague outbreak kills two in Madagascar

An outbreak of plague in Madagascar has killed two people, a health official said on Tuesday, marking the official start of the season when the disease is considered to be at its deadliest.

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Next plague outbreak in Madagascar could be 'stronger': WHO

The World Health Organization chief Wednesday said a deadly plague epidemic appeared to have been brought under control in Madagascar, but warned the next outbreak would likely be stronger.

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Global risk of Madagascar's pneumonic plague epidemic is limited

Mathematical models have proven the risk of the on-going pneumonic plague epidemic in Madagascar spreading elsewhere in the world is limited, with the estimated number of exported cases staying below 0.1 person in each country ...

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Plague alert over Madagascar's dance with the dead

In Madagascar, ceremonies in which families exhume the remains of dead relatives, rewrap them in fresh cloth and dance with the corpses are a sacred ritual.

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In Madagascar, plague outbreak now threatens largest cities

As plague cases rose last week in Madagascar's capital, many city dwellers panicked. They waited in long lines for antibiotics at pharmacies and reached through bus windows to buy masks from street vendors. Schools have been ...

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