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In Madagascar, plague outbreak now threatens largest cities.

In Madagascar, plague outbreak now threatens largest cities; victims no longer 'dirty people'

- ABC News - US

A disturbing plague outbreak is devastating Madagascar.

AP Photo/Alexander JOE A plague outbreak has infected hundreds of people in Madagascar and could spread further. The form of the disease that's spreading, pneumonic plague, is the deadliest. This outbreak is on a larger scale and is spreading far more rapidly than plague normally does. The man who came down with first known ...

- Business Insider - US

Madagascar's cities struggling to cope with plague outbreak.

Coping with a plague outbreak has been a shock for many of Madagascar's city dwellers.

- BreakingNews.ie - IE

In Madagascar, plague outbreak now threatens largest cities.

Madagascar has fought the disease for more than a century. It was introduced to the island in 1898 when steamships from India brought rats infected with the bacteria that causes the disease.

- The Hindu - IN

Madagascar plague appears to have spread to Seychelles: WHO.

GENEVA - A probable case of plague in the Seychelles, imported from Madagascar, is believed to have sparked the Indian Ocean country's first outbreak of the disease, the World Health Organization said.

- Reuters - US

Former Malagasy President Albert Zafy dies.

Prof Zafy passed away Friday at the St Pierre hospital in Reunion Island, a region of France east of Madagascar, where he was receiving treatment.

- TheCitizen - TZ

U.S. Slashes Funds For Family Planning In Madagascar.

The Trump administration has cut off funding to international groups that perform or promote abortion. That could mean a shutdown of family planning clinics in the African island.

- NPR - US

IFRC deploys first-ever plague treatment center for hundreds infected in Madagascar.

Source: International Federation of Red Cross And Red Crescent Societies Country: Madagascar A full medical team will be deployed along with the 50-bed treatment centre to provide urgent care and stop the spread of bubonic plague, which has infected over 550 people and killed 57.Antananarivo/Nairobi/Geneva, 13 October ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

News24.com | Red Cross sends first plague treatment centre to Madagascar.

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies says it is deploying its first-ever plague treatment centre to Madagascar after 57 people died of the disease.

- News24.com - ZA

News24.com | Seychelles schools closed over plague fears.

The Seychelles government has ordered schools to close, after the discovery of two suspected cases of plague thought to have been brought from Madagascar where the disease has killed scores.

- News24.com - ZA

Red Cross sends team to tackle deadly plague outbreak.

WHO says 561 cases reported so far in Madagascar, as Red Cross warns lessons learned from Ebola' show fast action needed

- CBS NEWS - US

France: Facebook Islamists Hunt in Packs

The "moderating hubs" for France's social media are generally located in French-speaking countries with cheap labor, in North Africa and Madagascar. In France, rumors abound that Facebook's moderators are located in French-speaking Muslim countries such

- Hudson New York - US

The Black Death is killing people: Why is Madagascar facing its worst plague outbreak in years?

A man on a commuter minibus carried a virulent form of plague from central Madagascar to the capital before dying. He infected dozens of people, leading to panic.

- Los Angeles Times - US

Ask The Disease Specialist: Why Is It So Hard To Beat The Plague?

A bad outbreak is spreading in Madagascar. We checked in with a virologist and outbreak response specialist Dr. Daniel Bausch to see what's up.

- NPR - US

Popular Holiday Destination Seychelles Reports Plague Case Linked to Madagascar Outbreak

JOHANNESBURG - Authorities in Seychelles say a man was diagnosed with pneumonic plague after returning from Madagascar, where a plague outbreak has killed dozens of people. The Seychelles News Agency reported Wednesday that the patient arrived on the main island of Mahe on an Air Seychelles flight on Oct. 6. The airline has ...

- Breitbart - US

Seychelles Reports a Case of Plague

A man fell ill after returning from Madagascar, which is struggling to contain a rash of plague cases. It is the first instance of the outbreak spreading to another country.

- International NY Times - US

Africa Tops Global Hunger Index, Driven by War, Climate Shocks

Global hunger has fallen more than a quarter since 2000, but conflict and climate shocks are beginning to reverse these gains, an annual global hunger index said Thursday. Nearly half of the 119 countries surveyed had "serious," "alarming" or "extremely alarming" hunger levels between 2012 and 2016, with war-torn Central ...

- Voice of America - US

News24.com | Madagascans battle to evade growing plague outbreak

Madagascar is taking drastic steps to fight the growing plague outbreak, with Antananarivo's transport hubs being subject to medical inspections and public gatherings being banned.

- News24.com - ZA

Madagascar: President calls for calm in plague epidemic

Madagascar: President calls for calm in plague epidemic Video provided by AFP         

- USA TODAY - US

Why is there a plague outbreak in Antananarivo?

Five important questions about an outbreak of the deadly disease in the African island nation of Madagascar.

- Al Jazeera - QA

Thoracic plague kills 48 in Madagascar

President Hery Rajaonarimampianina said there were drugs supplies and human resources to put the situation under control

- Daily Monitor - UG

UN: 170 Countries Abandoned the Death Penalty

The countries that abolished the death penalty have reached 170. 87% of the death sentences are carried out in four countries. They are Iraq, Iran, Pakistan and Saudi Arabia. These figures were released on Tuesday by the United Nations on the World Day against the Death Penalty - Oct. 10. UN Secretary General Antonio ...

- Novinite - BG

Madagascans battle to evade growing plague outbreak

ANTANANARIVO, Oct 11 — The little footbridge near Justin Rakatoarivony's home is submerged in a murky green liquid the texture of sewage. But he has no choice but to cross it every day on his way to work in Antananarivo, the capital of...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Malagasy Red Cross trains 1,000 volunteers and staff to fight pneumonic plague outbreak

Source: International Federation of Red Cross And Red Crescent Societies Country: Madagascar As one of the key actors on the ground, the Red Cross has mobilized its personnel and is upgrading their skills on community surveillance, contact tracing and messaging.Antananarivo/Nairobi/Geneva, 10 October 2017— The Malagasy ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

A disturbing plague outbreak is devastating Madagascar

A plague outbreak has infected hundreds of people in Madagascar and could spread further. The form of the disease that's spreading, pneumonic plague, is the deadliest. This outbreak is on a larger scale and is spreading far more rapidly than plague normally does. The man who came down with first known case died on August ...

- Business Insider - US

Taking relatives' bodies for a dance in Madagascar

The "turning of the bones' is one of the country's most important and joyful occasions.

- BBC - UK

Madagascar plague: WHO in huge release of antibiotics

A million doses of antibiotics are delivered as authorities deal with a growing plague outbreak.

- BBC - UK

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.

- International NY Times - US

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.

- UN - INT

WHO provides 1.2 million antibiotics to fight plague in Madagascar

Source: World Health Organization Country: Madagascar WHO has released $1.5 Million from its emergency funds to fight plague in Madagascar. The health agency is appealing for US$5.5 million to effectively respond to the outbreak.6 OCTOBER 2017 | ANTANANARIVO, MADAGASCAR - WHO has delivered nearly 1.2 million doses ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

A Deadly Outbreak of Plague Is Killing Dozens in Madagascar. Here's What to Know

The disease has killed at least 30 people, and 194 have been infected

- TIME Magazine - US

Madagascar give Cranes wake-up call

The Cranes are preparing for Saturday's 2018 World Cup Qualifier against Ghana but were largely second best against against a Malagasy outfit that was more comfortable in possession

- Daily Monitor - UG

Bull wresting for love in Madagascar

In the highlands of Madagascar men risk death wrestling bulls to attract a bride.

- BBC - UK

Plague in Madagascar kills 20; 104 infected

Source: World Health Organization Country: Madagascar WHO is concerned the outbreak may spread because it is already present in several cities and this is just the start of the plague epidemic season, which usually runs from September to April. Key points: Pneumonic plague has been detected in several cities in Madagascar. ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

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