Number Of Plague Deaths Up To 124 In Madagascar, With Outbreak Reaching Cities, Officials Say

Associated Press: Madagascar’s plague deaths up to 124, island nation says
“Authorities in Madagascar say the death toll from a plague outbreak has reached 124 people as the disease for the first time affects the Indian Ocean island’s two biggest cities…” (10/25).

Reuters: Plague kills 124 in Madagascar, cities most affected: report
“…Plague is endemic in Madagascar, but the outbreak that has caused 1,192 suspected cases since August is especially worrying because it started earlier in the season than usual and has hit urban rather than rural areas. In addition, two thirds of the cases are of the pneumonic plague, the deadliest form of the disease…” (10/25).

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