Two people die of plague in Ambatolampy, Madagascar

Health authorities have confirmed the deaths of 2 people from plague, one of whom had the most serious form called pneumonic (lung) plague. Plague is a relatively common infection in this area.

Travellers to this area cal reduce their risk of exposure to plague by taking all necessary precautions to avoid flea bites.

Visit our Health Library for more information on exposure to and the prevention of Plague.

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