Epidemic measles in 104 of 114 districts of Madagascar; 2018/9 a milder plague season

The health department is tasked with bringing a halt to the extensive measles outbreak and, as the end of the annual dry (plague) season approaches, it has also announced a total of 93 bubonic plague cases and a further 14 of the pneumonic type, with 31 resulting deaths since August last year. A news report states that the cities of Antananarivo and Toamasina have not been affected, unlike last season. A confirmed case of pneumonic plague and another considered probable, who were taken across the border for treatment in the district of Zombo in Uganda’s NW, are related to several reported deaths in the DRC’s neighbouring province of Ituri. More than 50 high-risk contacts of the infected women are under treatment. Read More.

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