Plague kills 40 in Madagascar

November 22, 2014 8:18 AM

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Plague kills 40 in Madagascar

Antananarivo: At least 40 people were killed in an outbreak of plague in Madagascar, a media report said Saturday.

The disease may spread rapidly as fleas on the island have been found with high levels of resistance to a leading insecticide, BBC reported citing a World Health Organisation (WHO) warning.

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