How the Plague Outbreak in Madagascar Got So Bad, So Fast

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The death toll from a recent plague outbreak in Madagascar is rising, according to news reports.

The country’s main agency responsible for tracking the disease, the Institut Pasteur de Madagascar (the Pasteur Institute of Madagascar), says the current outbreak, which began in August, has resulted in 805 cases of plague, causing at least 74 deaths, as of Oct. 16. (The latest report from the World Health Organization (WHO) from Oct. 12 places the death toll at 57 out of 684 cases.)


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