Pneumonic Plague Outbreak – WHO

Any of you planning a trip soon to Madagascar? You probably need to rethink those plans for now. Plague in Madagascar Pneumonic plague is the most severe form of plague. It can become a life-threatening situation in just 24 hours and can begin to spread from person to person in droplets, coughed or sneezed.     World Health Organization Alert October 6, 2017 This week WHO delivered over 1 million doses of antibiotics and released US$1.5 million in emergency funds to fight plague in Madagascar and made a new commitment, with partners, to reduce cholera deaths by 90%. “Plague is … Continue reading