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Africa risks pneumonic plague, spread through coughing, sneezing, spitting – WHO

Health chiefs are desperately trying to contain a deadly outbreak of airborne plague in Africa that has prompted warnings in nine countries.

Two Madagascan universities shut over plague outbreak

Madagascan authorities Thursday ordered two universities to close temporarily as efforts intensify to halt a plague outbreak that has killed 33 people and caused widespread panic.

Risk of Madagascar plague outbreak spreading in region – WHO

The World Health Organization said Tuesday there was a "moderate risk" that a plague outbreak in Madagascar would spread to other countries in the region, but advised against travel restrictions.

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