Spread of plague slows in Madagascar, death toll at 71: WHO

February 11, 2015 2:24 PM

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Spread of plague slows in Madagascar, death toll at 71: WHO

GENEVA (Reuters) - An outbreak of plague in Madagascar has slowed but 71 people among the 263 known to have caught the disease since last September have died, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday.

Madagascar has suffered an outbreak of plague nearly every year since 1980 and case numbers have increased in the past three years, making it the most severely affected country worldwide.

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