Madagascar plague death toll rises to 171
World Health Organization data also shows the 'medieval disease' has infected 2,119 in the country off the coast of Africa, with scientists worried it has reached 'crisis' point. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Madagascar's healthcare will be unable with the plague
EXCLUSIVE Madagascar's healthcare system will be unable to cope if the deadly plague outbreak continues to spiral out of control, a scientist has warned. Scores of doctors have been struck down. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Plague – Madagascar
Plague Madagascar DON (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - November 15, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Rapid Risk Assessment: Outbreak of Pneumonic Plague in Madagascar: Recent Introduction in the Seychelles
European Union, European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control. 10/13/2017 This 10-page report assesses the likelihood of spread of the outbreak of plague in Madagascar to other countries, in particular neighboring countries, including the European Union (EU) Outermost Regions and EU Overseas Countries and Territories. It discusses the risk for EU citizens residing in or traveling to the affected areas in Madagascar; for travelers to the Seychelles or other countries with imported cases from Madagascar; and related to a case of pneumonic plague in an aircraft or ship arriving from an affected area. (PDF) (Source: Disas...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - November 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Scientists sound alarm as PLAGUE mutation could become resistant to all known conventional medicine
(Natural News) Although it might sound like a disease of yesteryear to many Americans, plague is not uncommon in Madagascar. However, this year’s outbreak, which has already killed nearly 170 people there, is markedly different from the strain that usually emerges in the country, and it has some experts seriously concerned about what’s in store.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Deadly plague epidemic in Madagascar is similar to Ebola
EXCLUSIVE: Dr Derek Gatherer, from Lancaster University, revealed the plague could escalate in the same way as the haemorrhagic fever that decimated West Africa in 2014 and killed 11,000. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Madagascar 'worst plague outbreak' in 50 years
The island is one of the global hotspots most prone to the deadly disease. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - November 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Madagascar's 'worst plague outbreak' in 50 years
The island is one of the global hotspots most prone to the deadly disease. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - November 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fears of a new deadly PLAGUE growing, as Malawi becomes latest African nation on alert
(Natural News) Malawi is the latest African nation in danger of experiencing an outbreak of deadly plague, as the disease continues to spread throughout the island of Madagascar, the UK’s Daily Mail reports. Some 143 people have died so far, and another 2,000 have been infected in Madagascar since an outbreak of the disease in... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Plague on decline in Madagascar, but 9 countries on alert
The plague outbreak in Madagascar is continuing to slow, but nine countries neighboring the island nation are on alert in case the infection reaches their borders. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - November 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Madagascar plague death toll rises to 165
Data shows a 15 per cent jump in fatalities over three days, with scientists concerned it has reached 'crisis' point and 10 countries now placed on high alert for potential outbreaks. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nations without Nationality – An ‘Unseen’ Stark Reality
This report explains the circumstances that have led to them not being recognised as citizens, drawing on discussions with four stateless or formerly stateless minority groups. The findings in this report underscore the critical need for minorities to enjoy the right to nationality.“Imagine being told you don’t belong because of the language you speak, the faith you follow, the customs you practice or the colour of your skin. This is the stark reality for many of the world’s stateless. Discrimination, which can be the root cause of their lack of nationality, pervades their everyday lives – often wit...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 10, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Baher Kamal Tags: Crime & Justice Editors' Choice Education Featured Global Headlines Health Human Rights Migration & Refugees Population Poverty & SDGs Regional Categories TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Plague death toll rises to 143 in Madagascar
The outbreak, which has been described as the 'worst in 50 years' and deemed to be at 'crisis' point, has now infected 1,947 people in the country off the coast of Africa. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) Opinion on the Plague Outbreak in Madagascar
Global Research Collaboration for Infectious Disease Preparedness. 11/06/2017 This 25-page document reports on a meeting held on October 20, 2017, to provide an opinion on research needs in relation to the plague outbreak in Madagascar. To assess research needs, the Scientific Advisory Board identified research gaps using the standard GloPID-R assessment framework. The report notes that there appear to be serious capacity problems regarding infection prevention, epidemiological investigation, and diagnostics. It also lists and classifies areas for research or on-site capture of information. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Res...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - November 8, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Black Death and incurable Marburg Virus now spreading across Africa's cities... world's medical system helpless to stop it
(Natural News) Africa is currently contending with two serious disease outbreaks. The pneumonic plague has been making headlines as it sweeps across Madagascar, but there are concerns about it are being eclipsed by a far more sinister threat: A rare and fatal virus known Marburg virus disease (MVD), which has now broken out in Uganda.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Conservation Agriculture: Zambia ’s Double-edged Sword against Climate Change and Hunger
Minimum tillage (ripping) in Kasiya Camp, Zambia. Credit: Crissy Mupuchi/DAPPBy Friday PhiriPEMBA, Zambia, Nov 7 2017 (IPS)As governments gather in Bonn, Germany for the next two weeks to hammer out a blueprint for implementation of the global climate change treaty signed in Paris in 2015, a major focus will be on emissions reductions to keep the global average temperature increase to well below 2°C by 2020.While achieving this goal requires serious mitigation ambitions, developing country parties such as Zambia have also been emphasising adaptation as enshrined in Article 2 (b) of the Paris Agreement: Increasing the a...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Friday Phiri Tags: Aid Asia-Pacific Combating Desertification and Drought Development & Aid Environment Featured Food & Agriculture Headlines Health Natural Resources Poverty & SDGs Projects TerraViva United Nations Water & Sanitation conservatio Source Type: news

Madagascar:Pneumonic Plague Slowing, But Not Over
[VOA] The World Health Organization says an outbreak of pneumonic plague in Madagascar appears to be slowing. But, it warns vigilance must be maintained as the spread of the disease is far from over. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 5, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Madagascar plague outbreak has killed 133, may be slowing down
The plague outbreak in Madagascar has left 133 people dead. But the occurrence of new cases is decreasing. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - November 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

World Bank releases $5m to tackle Madagascar plague
The World Bank has answered desperate cries from aid workers fighting the outbreak on the ground for emergency funding to tackle the 'worst outbreak in 50 years'. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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

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

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

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

South Africa:SA at Risk of Importing Plague
[SAnews.gov.za] The World Health Organisation (WHO) says nine countries, including South Africa, are at a high risk for importing the plague which has claimed over 100 lives in Madagascar. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 27, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya:WHO Advises Kenya to Bolster Efforts Against Disease Outbreaks
[Nation] Kenya is among the countries identified by the World Health Organization as likely hotspots for plague and Marburg outbreaks that have ravaged Madagascar and Uganda respectively. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 27, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Seychelles – Suspected Plague (Ex- Madagascar)
Madagascar is experiencing a large outbreak of plague affecting major cities and other non-endemic areas since August 2017. This outbreak carries a moderate risk of spread to neighbouring Indian Ocean islands which is mitigated naturally by the short incubation period of pneumonic plague and the institution of exit screening measures at the airport and other major ports. (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - October 26, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Echoes of Ebola as plague hits Madagascar
(Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - October 26, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Roberts, L. Tags: Epidemiology In Depth Source Type: news

124 dead, nearly 1,200 infected with plague in Madagascar
A plague outbreak in Madagascar has infected 1,192 people since August, with 124 deaths, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs and Madagascar's National Bureau of Risk Management and Disaster reported on Monday. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - October 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Madagascar's plague deaths up to 124, island nation says
, as outbreak affects 2 largest cities (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - October 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Plague kills 124 in Madagascar, cities most affected: report
KIGALI (Reuters) - A plague epidemic in Madagascar has killed 124 people since August in an outbreak that has hit the island's two main cities the hardest, the authorities said on Wednesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Kenya:Govt Enhances Border Scrutiny After Plague Hits Madagascar
[Capital FM] Nairobi -The Ministry of Health has increased surveillance of visitors coming from Madagascar following a plague outbreak in that country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 24, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Aid group says Madagascar plague outbreak yet to reach peak
An international aid group says a deadly outbreak of plague in Madagascar has not yet reached its peak (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - October 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Plague symptoms: Signs you could have DEADLY Black Death after Madagascar outbreak
THE PLAGUE has killed almost 100 people in Madagascar. These are the signs and symptoms to watch out for if you ’re travelling to the southeast African island. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Madagascar:Red Cross Warns Stigma Could Worsen Madagascar Plague Outbreak
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Yaounde -The death toll from the plague which is spreading in Madagascar has risen close to 100, and the Red Cross has warned that growing stigma attached to the disease could undermine efforts to contain the outbreak. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 20, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Plague kills 94 in Madagascar, WHO says working to prevent spread
GENEVA (Reuters) - A plague epidemic has killed 94 people on the island of Madagascar and could spread further, the World Health Organization said on Friday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Madagascar:Plague Cases Top 1,000 Mark - UN
[VOA] The number of cases of plague in Madagascar has doubled during the past five days, according to the United Nations. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 20, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tackling an Outbreak of Plague in Madagascar
Field newsTackling an Outbreak of Plague in MadagascarOctober 19, 2017On October 18 Doctors Without Borders/M édecins Sans Frontières (MSF) began working with local authorities to tackle an outbreak of pneumonic plague in the port city of Tamatave on the east coast of Madagascar.MSF ’s international medical personnel are supporting staff from the Malagasy Ministry of Health to provide treatment to patients currently hospitalized in the plague triage and treatment center. This specialized facility was built earlier this week outside the city’s hospital by international partn ers, including MSF. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - October 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Elias Primoff Source Type: news

Plague ruled out in Seychelles but islands on guard: WHO
GENEVA (Reuters) - Plague has been ruled out in the Seychelles following lab results from 10 patients, including one earlier deemed a "probable" case, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday as the disease continued to spread in Madagascar. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news