But this year it has developed into the deadlier pneumonic version ... The good news is that a simple short course of antibiotics can cure the plague, providing it is given early. The current outbreak in Madagascar is also slowing down, with the number ...
BBC · 6mon
Seychelles health authorities reported a probable case of pneumonic plague on Oct 10 in a 34-year-old man returning from a visit to Madagascar, the WHO said. "The patient continues to be hospitalized in isolation until completion of the antibiotic treatment.
Fox News · 7mon
An epidemic of the deadliest form of plague, pneumonic, has hit major cities and towns in Madagascar and is spreading fast. As of 7 October, the Madagascar Health Ministry reported that 343 people had been infected and 42 died, and numbers are rising rapidly.
Science · 7mon
A plague outbreak has infected more than 1,100 people in Madagascar and could spread further. 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 ...
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 to other countries.
AllAfrica.com · 6mon
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 nearby nations have ...
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. Pneumonic Plague spreads ...
“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 a very strong method ...
Time · 7mon
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 27. He'd been ill for a ...
Yahoo Finance · 7mon
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 deadly form of the disease ...
BBC · 7mon