Blumberg said a pneumonic plague has been dominant as compared to a seasonal plague that is usually experienced in Madagascar. Madagascar is the only African country that still experiences annual plague outbreaks when compared …
Health chiefs are desperately trying to contain a deadly outbreak of airborne plague in Africa that has prompted warnings in nine countries. More than 1,300 cases have now been reported in Madagascar, health chiefs have revealed, as …
What is different this year is the rapid spread of the most virulent form, Pneumonic Plague or Plague Pneumonia. Unlike Bubonic Plague, Pneumonic Plague is spread through the air from person to person and is highly contagious. …
A plague outbreak has infected more than 1,100 people in Madagascar and could spread further. The form of the …
“We have have 13 regions which are affected now,” Dr. Charlotte Ndiaye, WHO Representative in Madagascar, told TIME. “The main problem is the contact tracing. Because is [pneumonic plague] is a human transmission, we need to have …
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There are normally about 400 cases of plague every year in the country. This year however the majority of cases are of pneumonic plague, which affects the lungs and is transmitted through coughing. It is considered to be the most …
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As of last week, there were only 320 suspected and confirmed cases of the infectious disease. The pneumonic plague, also known as the Black Death, remains an endemic in Madagascar, which usually sees around 400 cases in the …
The outbreak in Madagascar includes two forms of the plague. Bubonic plague is spread by rats infected by flea bites and the pneumonic plague is spread by person-to-person transmission. Nearly half of the cases identified so far are …
Pneumonic plague has killed five people in Madagascar since August, a top health official told AFP on Thursday, but stressed the situation was under control. "We have detected 22 suspected cases of pneumonic plague, including five …
The form of the disease that's spreading, pneumonic plague, is the deadliest. This outbreak is on a larger scale and is spreading far more rapidly than plague normally does. The man who came down with first known case died on August …