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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 »

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

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 ensure that everyone at risk has access to ...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 »

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

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 could spread further ...and more »

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

An unusually deadly seasonal outbreak of plague has gripped the island nation of Madagascar. As of Friday, 258 have been sickened and 36 have died just since August, according to Madagascar's Ministry of Public Health. To try to stifle the spread, the ...and more »

A Deadly Outbreak of Plague Is Killing Dozens in Madagascar. Here's What to Know - TIME

A widespread outbreak of the plague has gripped Madagascar. The disease has killed at least 30 people, and 194 have been infected since August, according to the latest figures from the World Health Organization (WHO). Plague is endemic to the African ...and more »

The Black Death is back - Pravda

The World Health Organization has issued an alert that Bubonic and Pneumonic Plague are back, ravaging Madagascar since August this year, causing panic in the heavily populated coastal cities. In total there have been 131 cases and 24 deaths. Despite ...and more »

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

YAOUNDÉ, Cameroon - Catholic Relief Services says it is ready to help deal with a plague outbreak in Madagascar, after the World Health Organization confirmed at least 33 people have died from the disease, and nearly 200 others have been infected.and more »

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

People in Madagascar are scrambling to get their hands on antibiotics and face masks, while public gatherings have been canceled, as a rare pneumonic plague epidemic spreads across the country. Plague is the deadly flea-borne bacterium you might ...and more »