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WHO, Authorities Respond To Plague Outbreak In Madagascar; 2 Dozen Dead, At Least 114 Infected

Associated Press: Plague in Madagascar hits urban areas, kills 2 dozen people
“Authorities in Madagascar are struggling to contain an outbreak of plague that has killed two dozen people in recent weeks and has prompted a ban on large public gatherings in the capital to curb the disease’s spread…” (Torchia, 10/3).

The Guardian: Plague claims 20 lives in Madagascar amid warnings over rapid rise in cases
“…Public gatherings have now been banned in Madagascar’s capital, while critical medical supplies, including antibiotics and personal protective equipment, have been supplied by the WHO. At least 114 people have been infected since the outbreak was identified in late August…” (Ratcliffe, 10/2).

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