Avian Flu Diary: Madagascar: Pneumonic Plague Update From the MOH

We’ve a new update from the Madagascar MOH on their ongoing plague outbreak – that while dated the 13th – is a summary of activity through the 12th. The trajectory of the outbreak continues to be concerning, with 561 cases now reported across 35 districts Remarkably, of those, 415 (74%) are pneumonic plague, which is normally a relatively rare presentation which spreads as a respiratory illness. Updates from the MOH are in French, and are often presented in formats that make machine translation difficult, but we can piece together the gist from the following PDF file.

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