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 …
An unusually large plague outbreak in Madagascar has taken 94 lives ... More than 70 percent of the cases are pneumonic plague, a more virulent form that spreads through coughing, sneezing or spitting and is almost always …
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 …
GENEVA - The World Health Organization reports pneumonic plague is continuing to spread at an alarming rate in urban areas of Madagascar and greater effort is needed to bring this deadly disease under control. Latest figures put the …
Federal drug regulators are considering approving Johnson & Johnson’s powerful antibiotic Levaquin as a treatment for …
BEIJING — Chinese health officials have cordoned off a remote western town after three deaths caused by the rare but deadly pneumonic plague. The victims lived in Ziketan, a town of 10,000 in Qinghai province, which is mostly …
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 …
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 …
The current spread of the disease is unusual in that most of those affected have had the pneumonic form of plague, which affects the lungs and can kill within 24 hours. It can be transmitted through the air via coughing and sneezing and …