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Madagascar bubonic plague warning

The International Committee of the Red Cross and the Pasteur Institute warn that bubonic plague, which is spread by fleas on rats, is still a threat in many parts of the world.

The International Committee of the Red Cross has warned that bubonic plague is still a threat in many parts of the world.

Last year more cases were registered in Madagascar than anywhere else.

The ICRC is joining forces with the Pasteur Institute to try to eradicate the disease.

Imogen Foulkes reports.

  • 10 Oct
  • From the section Africa