As Bubonic and Pneumonic plagues spread in Madagascar, UN health agency ramps up response
The United Nations health agency is rapidly scaling up its response to a plague outbreak in Madagascar that has spread to the capital and port towns, infecting more than 100 people in just a few weeks. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - October 6, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Fearsome Plague Epidemic Strikes Madagascar
In a way reminiscent of the early days of West Africa ’ s Ebola outbreak, a disease that is normally rural has reached cities and is spreading rapidly. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DONALD G. McNEIL Jr. Tags: Plague Epidemics Fleas World Health Organization Pasteur Institute World Bank Madagascar Antibiotics Source Type: news

WHO provides 1.2 million antibiotics to fight plague in Madagascar
(Source: WHO news)
Source: WHO news - October 6, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: plague [subject], bubonic plague, pneumonic plague, African Region [region], Madagascar [country], Press release [doctype] Source Type: news

‘ Black Death ’ outbreak strikes Madagascar, killing 30 and triggering panic
Some might consider the plague a thing of the past, buried deep in medieval history. But it thrives in Madagascar, where the disease is a seasonal worry.  And this year, the country is experiencing what may be its deadliest outbreak in years: About 194 people are suspected to have fallen ill from the plague since August, and 30 […]Related:A mother refused to follow a court order to vaccinate her son. Now she’s going to jail.Doctors thought a woman had cancer — but it was just a reaction to an old tattooWhy do people give blood after disasters, but not during blood drives? (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - October 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Madagascar experiencing rapid spread of disease known as the Black Death in Middle Ages
A deadly outbreak of the plague is spreading across Madagascar, a country that already had the highest number of cases in the world of a disease long forgotten about in the West. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - October 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/World Source Type: news