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Madagascar Plague Outbreak Slowing, WHO Says, Urges Continued Vigilance

Washington Times: WHO: Plague outbreak in Madagascar is slowing
“Madagascar’s ‘unprecedented’ outbreak of plague is slowing, but responders cannot afford to ease off the fight until the risk of transmission dies down in the spring, the World Health Organization said Monday. WHO officials said the number of reported cases of bubonic and pneumonic plague has steadily decreased in recent weeks, though new infections are expected until plague season ends in April…” (Howell, 11/27).

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