ANTANDROHOMBY, 20 December 2013 (IRIN) - The bubonic plague season arrived in Madagascar earlier than usual in 2013, and with it an apparently greater prevalence of a more deadly strain of the disease. 

Between September and December the health ministry reported 42 known deaths and 84 cases from the illness in four of the country’s 112 districts. The cases have been recorded at various geographical locations: Mandritsara in the north, Soanierana Ivongo in the northwest, Ikongo in the sou...


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