Health & Fit Seychelles reports plague case linked to Madagascar outbreak

02:17  13 october  2017
02:17  13 october  2017 Source:   Associated Press

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JOHANNESBURG — Authorities in Seychelles say a man was diagnosed with pneumonic plague after returning from Madagascar , where a plague outbreak has killed dozens of people. The Seychelles News Agency reported Wednesday that the patient arrived on the main island of Mahe on an Air

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Authorities in Seychelles say a man was diagnosed with pneumonic plague after returning from Madagascar , where a plague outbreak has killed dozens of people. The Seychelles News Agency reported Wednesday that the patient arrived on the main island of Mahe

A council worker walks past sacks of potatoes as he sprays disinfectant during the clean-up of the market of Anosibe, Madagascar on Oct. 10, 2017. © Rijasolo/AFP/Getty Images A council worker walks past sacks of potatoes as he sprays disinfectant during the clean-up of the market of Anosibe, Madagascar on Oct. 10, 2017. JOHANNESBURG — Authorities in Seychelles say a man was diagnosed with pneumonic plague after returning from Madagascar, where a plague outbreak has killed dozens of people.

The Seychelles News Agency reported Wednesday that the patient arrived on the main island of Mahe on an Air Seychelles flight on Oct. 6. The airline has since suspended its Madagascar flights.

The agency says Seychelles health officials are monitoring 258 people, including passengers and crew from the flight carrying the man who fell ill, as well as his family members and patients at a health center where he went.

Ebola scare shows that the world is still not ready for a major disease outbreak

  Ebola scare shows that the world is still not ready for a major disease outbreak A small outbreak of Ebola in May showed that world is still not as prepared as it should be to prevent or withstand the next disease outbreak. There is a dangerous rift between smart solutions and the political action needed to get them done.After the West Africa Ebola outbreak was contained in 2015, multiple panels and commissions recommended reforms in the way that political, scientific, and health leaders approach global health security.

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Authorities in Seychelles say a man was diagnosed with pneumonic plague after returning from Madagascar , where a plague outbreak has killed dozens of people.

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Authorities in Seychelles say a man was diagnosed with pneumonic plague after returning from Madagascar , where a plague outbreak has killed dozens of people. The Seychelles News Agency reported Wednesday that the patient arrived on the main island of Mahe

Those who died in Madagascar include a basketball coach from Seychelles who was participating in a tournament in the capital, Antananarivo. The outbreak began after a plague death in Madagascar's central highlands in late August.

Related video: Madagascar Might Need Millions More In Aid To Combat Plague Outbreak (Provided by Newsy)

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<p>Although U.S. public health officials have not expressed concern about the Madagascar outbreak spreading to other countries, an expert says we should not be too smug about the situation.</p>August marks the beginning of plague season in Madagascar, a large island off the coast of East Africa. Each year, the plague is spread among the human population by flea-infested rats fleeing forest fires in rice-growing areas. Plague outbreaks in Madagascar are largely caused by the pneumonic form of the disease. Unlike bubonic plague, which is spread through flea bites, pneumonic plague, an airborne illness, is spread through coughing.

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