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Madagascar’s Plague Outbreak Grows, Prompting Government To Temporarily Close Public Institutions

Bloomberg: Plague Outbreak Kills 30 People in Madagascar With Hundreds Ill
“An outbreak of pneumonic plague in the Indian Ocean island nation of Madagascar has killed 30 people, with almost 200 others infected, the Public Health Ministry said…” (Rahagalala, 10/5).

Washington Post: ‘Black Death’ outbreak strikes Madagascar, killing 30 and triggering panic
“…Experts say they can’t remember the last time the death toll was so high. Last year, 63 people died over the course of the year, out of 275 cases. As a result of the outbreak, Madagascar is temporarily shutting down its public institutions…” (Eltagouri, 10/5).

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