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2017 pneumonic plague outbreak in Madagascar characterized by scientists

20:00 EDT 15 Apr 2019 | AAAS

(Institut Pasteur) Plague is an endemic disease in Madagascar. Each year there is a seasonal upsurge between September and April, especially in the Central Highlands, which stand at an elevation of more than 800m. In 2017, an unprecedented pneumonic plague outbreak hit the main island, primarily affecting the capital Antananarivo and the main port city of Toamasina.

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