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 plague is spreading rapidly in Madagascar, which already had highest number of cases worldwide Red Cross officials have said the situation is particularly worrying because pneumonic plague, which is spread from person to person, has …
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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 …
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A crisis situation in Madagascar, due to an outbreak of the pneumonic plague that has killed about 127 people and infected thousands, has become a point of concern to tourist destinations including Sri Lanka. The Quarantine Unit at the …
Madagascar is in the grips of a double plague: both bubonic plague, which is spread by infected rats via flea bites, and pneumonic plague, spread person to person. Pneumonic plague can kill quickly, within 18-24 hours of infection if left …
Dujarric said U.N. humanitarian officials in the Indian Ocean island nation reported 1,032 cases as of Wednesday, 67 percent of which were pneumonic plague. He says that "is more serious than the bubonic plague and highly challenging …