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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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 …
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 …
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 hospitalised in isolation until completion of the …
Red Cross officials have said the situation is particularly worrying because pneumonic plague, which is spread from person to person, has occurred for the first time in non-endemic areas and crowded cities. About 70 percent of the …
Bubonic plague is carried by rats and spread to humans through flea bites. It is fatal about the half the time, if untreated. Most of the cases in the current outbreak are pneumonic plague, a more virulent form that spreads through coughing, …
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The outbreak includes bubonic plague, which is spread by infected rats via flea bites, and pneumonic plague, which spreads from person to person. It has also resulted in a ban on public gatherings and forced the closure of two …
The advent of antibiotics means that milder versions of plague can be treated. But according to the World Health Organization, pneumonic plague is still one of the most deadly infectious diseases. If someone contracts it, they can …