Madagascar: UN health agency sees drop in cases of plague; remains vigilant as risk of spread remains
While progress has been made in response to the plague outbreak in Madagascar, and the number of suspected new cases continues to decline, the World Health Organization (WHO) said Friday that sustaining operations through the remainder of the plague season will be critical as there is still a risk of potential further spread of the disease. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - November 3, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Madagascar: UN health agency sees drop in cases of plague; urges vigilance as risk of spread remains
While progress has been made in response to the plague outbreak in Madagascar, and the number of suspected new cases continues to decline, the World Health Organization (WHO) said Friday that sustaining operations through the remainder of the plague season will be critical as there is still a risk of potential further spread of the disease. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - November 3, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Global Health: Deadly Plague Outbreak in Madagascar Appears to Wane
With over 1,800 infected and 127 dead, new cases are now declining. But the plague season will not end until April, the W.H.O. warned. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DONALD G. McNEIL Jr. Tags: Plague Epidemics World Health Organization Madagascar Famadihana Source Type: news

Plague – Madagascar
Disease Outbreak News on Plague in Madagascar (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - November 2, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Madagascar:World Bank Gives Govt U.S.$5 Million to Fight Plague Crisis
[East African] The World Bank has approved an additional $5 million funding to help Madagascar cope with the plague outbreak. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 2, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Deadly plague in Madagascar is the 'worst in 50 years'
EXCLUSIVE: All Saints Day, yesterday's public holiday to celebrate the dead in Madagascar, may trigger a spike in cases this weekend, aid workers believe, as people gather together in large crowds. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Madagascar plague: mitigating the risk of regional spread
(Source: WHO Feature Stories)
Source: WHO Feature Stories - November 2, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: plague [subject], bubonic plague, pneumonic plague, plague [subject], bubonic plague, pneumonic plague, African Region [region], Feature [doctype], Madagascar [country] Source Type: news

Kenya:Kenya Faces Deadly Plague Outbreak, WHO Warns
[Nairobi News] Kenya is among nine other countries that have been put on alert after a deadly outbreak of airborne plague left more than 1300 cases being reported in Madagascar. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 2, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Why the deadly airborne plague in Madagascar is spreading
EXCLUSIVE: Professor Matthew Bayliss, from Liverpool University ’s Institute of Infection and Global Health, suggested floods and heavy rains - triggered by 2016's El Niño, may be to blame. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Madagascar:Fatal Madagascar Plague Under Control
[SAnews.gov.za] No new cases of plague outbreak have been reported in Madagascar in the past ten days, and the numbers have stabilised in many districts which have previously reported active cases. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 31, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa:Fatal Madagascar Plague Under Control
[SAnews.gov.za] No new cases of plague outbreak have been reported in Madagascar in the past ten days, and the numbers have stabilised in many districts which have previously reported active cases. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 31, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Lemurs are weird because Madagascar's fruit is weird
(Field Museum) Lemurs eat way less fruit than most other primates, and scientists have a new hypothesis as to why: the fruit on Madagascar, where the lemurs live, is unusually low in protein. Scientists posit that the evolution of unusual dietary behaviors in lemurs, from leaf-eating to hibernating, is tied to fruit quality. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - October 31, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Madagascar:Four Chinese Experts Arrive in Madagascar to Fight Against Plague
[Focac] Antananarivo -A group of four Chinese experts arrived Saturday in Antananarivo, Madagascar's capital, to help the African island nation fight against plague. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 30, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Mozambique:Ministry of Health Prepared to Deal With Plague
[AIM] Maputo -The Mozambican Ministry of Health is drawing up a plan to respond to any possible outbreak of bubonic plague, following the outbreak in Madagascar which has affected about 100,000 people and has caused over 100 deaths. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 29, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

East Africa:WHO Releases $500,000 to Contain Plague, Marburg
[East African] Kenya and Tanzania are among counties identified by the World Health Organisation as likely hotspots for the plague that has ravaged Madagascar and a recent Marburg virus disease outbreak in eastern Uganda. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 29, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news