Via L'Express de Madagascar: Plague threatens the capital (EPIDEMIC). Note that this report sets the number of deaths at 40, and refers to censorship by the Department of Public Health. Both are bad signs. Excerpt from a Google translation:
The capital is now surrounded by homes plague. After Mandritsara Tsiroanomandidy Ikalamavony ... It is Ambanitsena District Manjakandriana, a suspected case of bubonic plague have killed one Saturday night.
"The deceased was a young student of 17 years. After he has completed the preliminary test using a dipstick, the results were positive, but only the Pasteur Institute of Madagascar we confirm," suggests Dr. Luc Sendratiana, medical inspector Manjakandriana yesterday during his visit to the suspicious area.
Annually Manjakandriana part of plague outbreaks in a natural environment, the bubonic plague is most common after a bite of a rat flea. As would be the case of the death Ambanitsena. Reassure the authorities there have made the disinfection of the premises and the necessary support of the people who had contact with the deceased.
Nevertheless, suspicion of plague is about twenty kilometers from the capital, seems to have fulfilled the terms of a plague outbreak with dirt everywhere.
The health service district of Antananarivo and the population called for vigilance, personal hygiene, clothing, housing and enclosures, but more importantly, to move quickly to the doctor in case of symptoms doubtful.
The plague is increasing lately, and beyond the control of the competent authorities. At Mandritsara Soanierana Ivongo, Ikalamavony, Ikongo and Tsiroanomandidy deaths have reached forty, according to independent sources.
Delicate as they appear to be, the information about the plague are now "censored" at the Department of Public Health. No charge even under the guise of anonymity, no one dares to say on the subject, nor others elsewhere. While the population, especially travelers deserve to know what happens "officially" in their destinations.