08 Dec 2017 Madagascar

As of 27 November 2017, the Ministry of Health of Madagascar officially announced the containment of the plague outbreak. From 1 August to 26 November 2017, a cumulative total of 2,417 confirmed, probable and suspected cases were reported, including 209 deaths from 57 of 114 districts.

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16 Nov 2017 Madagascar

As of 15 November 2017, a total of 2,119 confirmed, probable, and suspected cases with 171 deaths have been reported since August 2017. The majority of cases are pneumonic.

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31 Oct 2017 Madagascar

As of 29 October 2017, the number of new cases of pulmonary plague is declining in all active areas across the country. From 1 August to 27 October 2017, a total of 1,554 suspected cases of plague, (113 deaths), were reported in 28 districts. Of these, 985 (63%) were clinically classified as pulmonary plague, 230 (15%) were bubonic plague, 1 was septicaemic, and 338 were unspecified. Of the 985 clinical cases of pneumonic plague, 25% were confirmed.

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24 Oct 2017 Madagascar

As of 20 October 2017, a total of 1297 suspected, probable and confirmed cases, including 102 deaths, have been reported. 846 cases are classified as pneumonic, 270 as bubonic and one case as septicaemic. 180 cases are currently unspecified.

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16 Oct 2017 Madagascar

As of 12 October 2017, a total of 684 cases, including 57 deaths, have been reported from 35 out of 114 districts. Of these, 474 cases were clinically classified as pneumonic plague.

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10 Oct 2017 Madagascar

Since 4 October 2017, a total of 230 new suspected cases including 17 deaths were reported. Between 1 August and 8 October 2017, a total of 387 cases (suspected, probable and confirmed) including 45 deaths have been reported from 27 out of 114 districts in the country.

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06 Oct 2017 Madagascar

As of 4 October 2017, an outbreak involving 194 cases (pneumonic and bubonic) with 30 deaths has been reported in ten regions between 23 August 2017 and 2 October 2017. On 3 October alone, 37 new cases were reported. Eight healthcare workers in Tamatave have been infected. The fatal cases include one international traveller. WHO has classified the event as a Grade 2 emergency and rapid response teams are being deployed.

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05 Oct 2017 Madagascar

As of 2 October 2017, an outbreak involving 73 cases of pneumonic plague with 17 deaths (incl. 1 international traveller) has been reported since August 2017. Ten cities have reported cases and the three most affected districts include: the capital city and suburbs of Antananarivo (27 cases/7 deaths), Toamasina (18/5), and Faratshio (13/1). In addition, 58 cases of bubonic plague have been reported in the same time period.

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02 Oct 2017 Madagascar

As of 1 October 2017, a fatal case of pneumonic plague in a traveller from Seychelles has been reported. There is currently an outbreak of pneumonic and bubonic plague in Madagascar. Since the outbreak was first detected in August 2017, at least 114 cases with 21 deaths have been reported. Nearly half of the cases have been pneumonic plague.

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19 Sep 2017 Madagascar

As of 14 September 2017, a total of 28 cases of pulmonary plague (two confirmed) with five deaths have been reported in Vakinankaratra Region (100km southwest of Antananarivo) since the end of August 2017.

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