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Madagascar - Plague -again!

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posted on Jan, 27 2014 @ 03:02 AM

. It is rare today, but Madagascar has the highest incidence in the world. In 2012, the Indian Ocean island reported 256 cases of plague and 60 deaths. Since the most recent plague “season” began last October, the health ministry has reported 42 deaths out of 84 cases, of which 60 are thought to be pneumonic or pulmonary plague, a more virulent strain than the bubonic type.

Not a mention on WHO but there is a petition to get them to send help Petition Link

At least the EU and UN are sending help to clean up the rubbish:

Last month, just as presidential and parliamentary elections were getting under way, Malagasy officials announced the capital Antananarivo’s coffers were empty and there was no funding for rubbish collection. Refuse has been piling up, encouraging rats and mice. The UN Development Programme and the European Union have donated funds and equipment to help clear the city of garbage.

Currently it has been reported in 5 out of their 112 districts so will keep an eye and see if it's spreading or whether it's coming under control.

posted on Jan, 27 2014 @ 07:25 AM
reply to post by johnb

That is such a unique country I do hope the lovely people there get over the plague and steps can be taken to get it under control and hopefully end their plague seasons.

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