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  • Madagascar - Suspected cases of plague in Toamasina, Moramanga and Antananarivo, five deaths recorded

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    Epidemic-Plague re-emerges

    12.09.2017 | 8:36 News, alaune, Social0

    Plague suspicions have been recorded in Toamasina, Moramanga and Antananarivo. Five deaths are recorded.

    Around 17 pm yesterday, the van of the Municipal Bureau of Health (BMH) from the urban commune of Antananarivo, leaving the morgue of a hospital of Antananarivo city, with pine coffin on his bucket. She went towards the common grave of the cemetery of Anjanahary to bury a woman of forty, suspected to have died from pneumonic plague, according to a source within the (BMH). She would have died in the service of respiratory diseases of the hospital after being admitted on Sunday, according to concordant sources.

    This victim had caught the disease by having a holiday in the east of the Big Island. "She was staying with her family in Toamasina, when four of them, including the husband and wife, died suddenly. It was suspected plague, "reported a relative who wanted to remain anonymous.

    The eastern part is however not a plague area. We fear the connection between those deaths and that of a person who would come Moramanga and was traveling in Toamasina. Sources reveal that the latter would have joined Toamasina by bush taxi, starting from Moramanga and lost way of life, following a suspected pneumonic plague outbreak. It would have contaminated a young man sitting next to him in the public transport. The latter would also died.

    Asked about these facts, the responsible service of the fight against the plague in the Ministry of Public Health at the hospital, preferred to remain silent. It is the same to the director of health surveillance and epidemiological surveillance of the Ministry. We do know he is on a mission to Toamasina now.

    Five deaths

    Another source in the ministry who would urge everyone to take precautions against these suspected cases of plague, revealed the existence of five suspicious deaths and ten patients since the beginning of the plague season. They were listed in Toamasina, Moramanga and Miarinarivo excluding that recorded in Antananarivo. She also stressed that members of the family of the deceased in Toamasina would already gone home, Mahajanga and Vohémar.

    There would not, however, the risk of disease transmission on people who have been in contact with the victim. The team of the Ministry of Public Health and of the BMH have been rushed to the hospital to distribute plague prevention drugs to his family and relatives and the hospital staff. They have also conducted a service disinfection operation where the deceased was admitted and the mortuary. Despite this, consulting a doctor is highly recommended in case of suspicious symptoms, namely high fever, painful glands, cough with bloody sputum. Bush fires are to be avoided and the sanitation of the neighborhoods are indicated, to prevent the rats from riding in the village.

    Miangaly Ralitera


    http://www.lexpressmada.com/blog/act...efait-surface/
    "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
    -Nelson Mandela

  • #2
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    Five deaths due to plague in Madagascar

    In a slum of Madagascar, the return of the rainy season also marks the return of the proliferation of rats..

    © RFI / Sarah Tétaud
    By RFI Published on 14-09-2017 Modified on 14-09-2017 at 11:53

    Five deaths of pulmonary plague have been confirmed by the Ministry of Health, including one in the capital. They occurred between 28 August and 11 September. In a press release, "the Ministry of Public Health calls the population to vigilance against proliferation of rats and flea proliferation. It recommends environmental sanitation and the fight against bush fires "which favors the arrival of rats in the villages.

    The first death occurred on August 28th. A man from Ankazobe, a district very exposed to the plague, three hours' drive north of the capital, went by bush taxi to Toamasina on the east coast. He died on the road in the town of Moramanga. In the taxi-bush, the traveler contaminated two of his neighbors. One died on his arrival at Toamasina, the other on the following day. Either less than 24 hours after being infected.

    Two other women, from the same family as the victims of Toamasina, died, one in Antananarivo, the other in the south of the capital in another taxi-bush. Dr. Manitra Rakotoarivony, Director of Health Promotion, said all infested taxi-brush passengers were found and treated for plague. Their homes and taxi-bushes have been disinfested. In Toamasina, pharmacies were stormed by a panicking crowd.

    The ministry discourages self-medication that could lead to drug resistance and recommends that people go to the basic health centers. Indeed, all the people who have been in contact with the sick will be treated free of charge. To date, 22 suspect cases have been treated and 17 are currently in good health.

    The Ministry also recommends that the Malagasy population be vigilant in case of clinical signs, ie high fevers, as well as the appearance of painful buboes or a strong cough. Other symptoms such as chest pain and bloody sputum are also to be monitored. Pulmonary or bubonic plague is a highly contagious virus caused by rat fleas and can cause death in less than 24 hours (for pulmonary plague) or within days (for bubonic plague). Each year, plague causes between 60 and 70 deaths.


    http://www.rfi.fr/afrique/20170914-c...ire-madagascar

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    Rumor of plague in Antanimora - General panic in court Anosy

    14.09.2017 | 8:35 News, alaune, Politics1

    The rumor that the plague would have resulted in deaths of inmates Antanimora almost paralyze the Anosy court yesterday. A denial of the prison doctor was necessary to reassure the staff.
    ...
    In a press release yesterday, the Ministry of Public Health said that "we are currently in the plague season in Madagascar."
    ...
    The ministerial department added that "suspected cases of pulmonary plague have been reported in the Vakinankaratra, Analamanga, Alaotra-Mangoro, Antsinanana, Sava and Boeny regions ... Suspicious cases are under control and investigations are ongoing". If the Ministry of Health, trying to reassure the population, alarmist publications flooding, however, social networks, since Tuesday.

    Accounts some of which are, at first, doubtful affirm the existence of death from the plague in several districts of the capital. The information published on Facebook, are, however, all denied by the health authorities. For many, however, the Ministry of Health seems to have been slow to respond officially to the public and explain what it really was.

    No alarm given by the press it is likely that the existence of risks due to "the plague season," would never have been made public
    ...
    Because of the panic that death rumor caused by the plague in Antanimora prison has caused the prosecutor, responded by "denouncing" the account that posted the information on Facebook, with management of fight against cybercrime with the Ministry of public Security yesterday.
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    "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
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    • #3
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      Epidemic - Pulmonary plague suspected in Manjakaray


      21.09.2017 | 8:36 News,

      The plague epidemic would continue to cause casualties in Antananarivo. A suspect case was reported in the city yesterday.

      A man in his thirties, living in the Manjakaray district, was tested positive to the rapid diagnostic test (RDT) of pneumonic plague, performed Ambohimiandra yesterday. "He has a high fever, coughing sputum streaked with blood. Worried, he consulted a doctor free. This was referred to Ambohimiandra where the test was done, "informs a matching source.

      It would, however, expect the results of the scan sent to the Pasteur Institute of Madagascar (IPM), to confirm the case. Meanwhile, the patient would follow treatments in Ambohimiandra, support center plague. Four other people were also treated in this hospital right now. They are relatives of patients of pneumonic plague in Toamasina and Antananarivo that died on September 11.
      Those who have contaminated this suspected case remain still unknown. It is not known if it is untreated bubonic or pulmonary plague transmitted by another patient. Asked about this case, the Ministry of Public Health has confirmed nothing. "Only the Health Watch and Epidemiological Surveillance (DVSSE) will be able to provide official statistics," said Dr. Manitra Rakotoarivony, Director of Health Promotion.

      The active search for people in contact with the new suspected case have already been initiated by the team of the Ministry of Public Health. They would have benefited from "chemoprophylaxis" drugs, to prevent the spread of the disease.

      ...

      Miangaly Ralitera

      http://www.lexpressmada.com/blog/act...-a-manjakaray/
      "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
      -Nelson Mandela

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