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As Bubonic and Pneumonic plagues spread in Madagascar, UN health agency ramps up response - UN News Centre

6 October 2017 – The United Nations health agency is rapidly scaling up its response to a plague outbreak in Madagascar that has spread to the capital and port towns, infecting more than 100 people in just a few weeks. “WHO is concerned that plague ...and more »

Rats used to spread the black death. Now, poverty plays a role. - Washington Post

Some might consider the plague a thing of the past, buried deep in medieval history. But it thrives in Madagascar, where the disease is a seasonal worry. And this year, the country is experiencing what may be its deadliest outbreak in years: About 194 ...and more »

Fearsome Plague Epidemic Strikes Madagascar - New York Times

Madagascar has been struck by a fast-spreading outbreak of plague, creating panic and prompting the World Health Organization to send 1.2 million doses of antibiotics to the island nation. Since August, the country has reported over 200 infections and ...and more »

Plague is spreading at an alarming rate in Madagascar. Yes, plague. - Vox

The Indian Ocean island has already seen more than 1,800 plague cases and 127 deaths — and it's early in the season. By Julia Belluz@juliaoftorontojulia.belluz@voxmedia.com Updated Nov 2, 2017, 11:22am EDT. tweet · share. A man wearing a face mask ...and more »

Why 'Plague Season' Is A Big Worry In Madagascar This Year - NPR

This past weekend, basketball players from island nations across the Indian Ocean converged in Antananarivo, the capital of Madagascar, to face off in the regional championships. But no one was to cheer on the teams. The bleachers were empty — because ...and more »

More than 30 dead, hundreds infected by plague outbreak in Madagascar - CNN

Johannesburg (CNN) An unusually widespread outbreak of the plague is menacing Madagascar. At least 33 people have died and more than 200 have been infected with plague across the country, according to the World Health Organization. Plague is endemic to ...and more »

Madagascar battles plague after over 30 people succumb to the disease - Crux: Covering all things Catholic

Face masks are placed on children in Antananarivo, Madagascar, Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017. Authorities in Madagascar are struggling to contain an outbreak of plague that has killed at least 33 people, and the government has begun a campaign to disinfect ...and more »

WHO provides 1.2 million antibiotics to fight plague in Madagascar - World Health Organization

6 October 2017 | ANTANANARIVO, MADAGASCAR - WHO has delivered nearly 1.2 million doses of antibiotics and released US$1.5 million dollars in emergency funds to fight plague in Madagascar. "Plague is curable if detected in time. Our teams are working to ...and more »

Madagascar in panic amid raging “double plague” outbreak; dozens dead - Ars Technica

Enlarge / A man wearing a face mask works in Antananarivo, Madagascar, as plague spreads rapidly in cities across the country. Getty | Anadolu · reader comments. Share this story. An unusually deadly seasonal outbreak of plague has gripped the island ...and more »

Plague Spreads in Madagascar: What's Causing This Deadly Outbreak? - Live Science

Health officials spray pesticides to kill fleas, which carry plague-causing bacteria, in a school in the city of Antananarivo, Madagascar on Oct. 2, 2017. Credit: Rihasolo/AFP/Getty. More than 30 people in Madagascar have died from an outbreak of the ...and more »