Plague outbreak in Madagascar appears to have peaked

The outbreak of plague that began last September appears to have peaked. A total of 263 cases were registered along with 71 deaths. The most heavily affected area was the district of Amparafaravola. The latest outbreak peaked in November and December, but the plague season continues until April.

Travellers can reduce the risk of exposure to plague by taking all necessary measures to avoid flea bites in areas where plague commonly occurs.

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