Black Death plague latest: WHO confirms HIGH spread risk – Indian Ocean islands on ALERT

Black Death plague latest: WHO confirms HIGH spread risk – Indian Ocean islands on ALERT
 

This year’s deadly outbreak has claimed more than 140 lives and there have been almost 2,000 reported cases, with more expect over the coming weeks.
Of the 1,947 cases, 1,437 were classified as pneumonic plague, 295 were bubonic plague, one was septicemic, and 211 were not yet classified. Further classification of cases is in process.
The country has just entered peak plague season - between November and April, when the majority of cases in Madagascar’s annual bouts of plague are recorded.
Madagascar generally sees around 400 cases of bubonic plague every year, but two-thirds of this year’s... read more

 
10 November 2017 in World News, Views: 37
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