WHO leaders concerned over Madagascar’s plague outbreak after tropical storms

January 31, 2015 10:41 PM

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WHO leaders concerned over Madagascar’s plague outbreak after tropical storms

As storms flood Madagascar and fleas develop immunity to insecticide, World Health Organization director Dr. Margaret Chan fears ancient bubonic plague could take over densely populated capital of Antananarivo.

World Health Organization leaders say Madagascar’s plague problems went unnoticed last year under the shadow of West Africa’s Ebola outbreak.

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