Via L'Express de Madagascar: Very high risk of the plague (Antananarivo). Excerpt from a Google translation from French:
All the conditions are in place to welcome the plague in the capital. Calls for a decision, multiply the face of this threat.
Mountains of garbage and water drainage channels clogged forcing rats to take refuge in the home. There remains only the arrival of infected fleas, that the plague arrived in the capital. But this threat will not be long in coming, if the situation persists.
"The risk of the plague in the capital is very high. This epidemic has already won several areas. And the movement of people does not help either the situation," she challenged Hajatiana Raharinandrasana, Director of Social Affairs and Public Health, at the urban district of Antananarivo. Fortunately, as always Hajatiana Raharinandrasana no case of plague is, for now, said in the capital.
While in four regions, among others, Sofia, Bongolava Analanjirofo and Vatovavy-Fitovinany, the epidemic seems to have already made havoc.
According to a source from the Directorate of Health Surveillance and Epidemiological Surveillance (DVSSE) within the Ministry of Health, the number of deaths due to the plague, is twenty-one people.
This figure could rise further, as always the source. "The report comes in dribs and drabs. We do not even have the number of patients. Thus the teams were sent to Mandritsara Soanirena Ivongo, and Tsiroanomandidy Ikongo to confirm the case, thanks to the collection and strengthen control and prevention," always indicates the source to the DVSSE.
In the capital, the prevention is pending. "We can not do prevention through the pest once garbage removed. The result of efficiency would be only 10% if we begin this preventive work with all these garbage," advanced Hajatiana Raharinandrasana. At the hearing, the prevention and fight against this epidemic must be made chain. If a channel is faulty, is that the whole system collapses.