Madagascar 'worst plague outbreak' in 50 years
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Madagascar's 'worst plague outbreak' in 50 years

The WHO describes the plague as "one of the oldest - and most feared - of all diseases".

Historically, plague has been responsible for widespread pandemics with extremely high numbers of deaths.

The good news is that a simple short course of antibiotics can cure the plague, providing it is given early.

  • 14 Nov 2017
  • From the section Health
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