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Madagascar: WHO is mobilising to fight against the proliferation of plague in the Malagasy capital




The World Health Organisation (WHO) calls the population of Madagascar to be vigilant in the wake of a possible proliferation of plague in the capital Tananarive.
The first case was fatal broke out in a village on 31 August.
 
119 cases of bubonic plague and 40 deaths have been reported in Madagascar, including 2 cases and one death in the Malagasy capital since 16th November.
 
WHO highlights that the rapid progression of the disease is caused by the high population density in the city of Tananarive and loopholes of the Malagasy health sector.
 
Transmitted through coughing, the healing of plague is possible by taking antibiotics.
 
A team gathering the health officials has been set up locally to fight against the deadly disease, with the support of WHO and the African Development Bank (ADB) for the funding.
 



Umee Ruhomally


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