Plague cases rise in Madagascar, fear of more epidemics: WHO

January 27, 2015 1:43 PM

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GENEVA (Reuters) - Plague has killed 57 people out of 213 known cases in Madagascar and more deaths are feared after recent flooding forced tens of thousands of people from their homes and set rats on the run, the World Health Organization said on Tuesday.

The U.N. agency's first update since late November, when there were 119 cases including 40 deaths, was based on new figures from the Health Ministry.

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