In a follow-up on the plague cases reported in Madagascar, as of 27 September 2018, a total of 25 cumulative cases including five community deaths (case fatality ratio 20%) have been reported. Six of...

In an update on the plague situation in Madagascar, the Ministry of Health is now reporting plague has affected eight districts in the country–Central Highlands, Ambalavao, Ambatofinandrahana, Ambositra,...

The Madagascar Ministry of Health reported (computer translated) yesterday of nine suspect cases of human plague, including two deaths in four regions since August 1. The deaths include a pneumonic plague...

Plague is endemic in Madagascar, with hundreds of cases reported annually. Plague season typically lasts from Sept to April each year and the 2017-2018 season was quite remarkable. By the end of April...

An 81-year-old woman died on February 26 in the municipality of Apolo, north of La Paz, due to a plague of bubonic plague and thus confirms the first case of this type of disease in 2018, according to...

WHO continues to support the Ministry of Public Health and other national authorities in Madagascar to monitor and respond to the outbreak of plague. From 6 to 17 November 2017, 216 cases of plague (1...

In an update on the plague outbreak in Madagascar, UN officials now put the ever changing case tally in the epidemic that began on August 1 at 1,947 confirmed, probable and suspected cases of plague through...

Today we learned that the Madagascar plague outbreak is spreading rapidly throughout the country with UN health officials now reporting some 1300 cases and more than 100 deaths since August. Last time...

The large plague outbreak in Madagascar just keeps getting bigger as international health organization remain very concerned. According to the latest numbers from the World Health Organization (WHO),...

Plague has a long and storied history throughout the centuries, rivaled by only smallpox. In this podcast, I look briefly at the three major plague pandemics-The Justinian Plague, the Black Death and...