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Mauritius: Health control measures reinforced at the port in the wake to the possible proliferation of plague in Madagascar




While the World Health Organisation (WHO) sounded the alarm about a possible proliferation of plague in Madagascar, the Mauritian authorities have decided on their turn to strengthen sanitary control measures in the port to prevent any introduction of the plague bacillus in the island.
 
All boats disembarking at the dock must submit beforehand to port authorities a health check certificate which will ensure the absence of rodents on board, and in case of presence of rats they will be captured and sent to a laboratory for analysis.
 
A plan has been well established with several partners in order to prevent the proliferation of rats.
 
Strict hygiene is especially recommended for travelers, and to take the necessary precautions namely to dress adequately with long pants as, unopened shoes to protect themselves from bites.
 
Symptoms of bubonic plague include, fever, chills, muscle aches, weakness, headache, nausea and vomiting.
 



Nuzhah Mungly


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