Among the reported cases, almost 60 were the more common bubonic plague, including seven deaths. More than 70 -- including 17 deaths -- are suspected to be pneumonic plague, which is more severe. Ten cities were reporting …
“Normally, people who catch the plague live in poor areas, but people in every place in society are catching the disease,” Madagascar’s director of health promotion Dr Manitra Rakotoarivony said. More than 70 per cent of the cases are …
Health workers are trying to contain an outbreak of plague in Madagascar which has infected more than 1,800 people – including 71 health workers. Many of the cases (62%) in the current outbreak are pneumonic plague, a more virulent …
The outbreak is a mix of bubonic plague, which spreads by infected rats via flea bites, and pneumonic plague spread person-to-person. The highly infectious disease killed millions of people across the world in the past before being …
Among the reported cases, 70 are known to be the more common bubonic plague, including at least seven of the deaths. More than 120 — including at least 17 deaths — are suspected to be pneumonic plague, which is more severe, …
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The epidemic remains active in 12 districts, and among the total cases reported, 61% are said to be the pneumonic plague, according to the UN office. This is faster-spreading and more transmittable than bubonic plague, noted Tarik …
An outbreak of bubonic and pneumonic plagues in Madagascar has the potential to spread further from an unlikely cause: fear of needles. Plague patients are fleeing hospitals in the country because they’re afraid of getting their shots. This …