Health Officials Express Concern Over Madagascar’s Plague Season, As Disease’s Spread Differs From Past Years

NPR: Why ‘Plague Season’ Is A Big Worry In Madagascar This Year
“…Madagascar can see between 280 and 600 infections annually. But only a few weeks into this year’s plague season, health officials in the African island are worried that the 2017 outbreak could be different. As Madagascar’s Ministry of Health reported Sunday, 169 people have fallen ill from the plague since August, and 30 of them have died. … Madagascar is grappling with [pneumonic plague] right now…” (Bichell, 10/4).

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