Madagascar: Bubonic Plague Warning

Posted on October 14, 2013 • Filed under: Africa, Travel Health

Madagascar faces a bubonic plague epidemic unless it slows the spread of the disease, experts have warned.
The Red Cross and Pasteur Institute say inmates in the island’s rat-infested jails are particularly at risk.
The number of cases rises each October as hot humid weather attracts fleas, which transmit the disease from rats and other animals to humans. Read Article

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