Via L'Express de Madagascar: Epidemic - A girl succumbs to the plague. The edited Google translation:
A 2-year-old girl succumbed to suspicion of pneumonic plague at the mother-child university hospital in Ambohimiandra yesterday. "She had arrived here in a very serious state. We had to resuscitate her, even though we no longer had to be plague victims in our school. Despite our interventions, the girl did not survive," says a doctor at the hospital.
The municipal health bureau of the urban commune of Antananarivo was able to recover the body to bury it in the common grave of Anjanahary.
This girl lived in the rural commune of Tanjombato. Last week, the body of a plague victim, who died in Befelatanana on October 25, was kept for three days and two nights at her home in Ankady Tanjombato, after her family took her away. Their neighbors mobilized to prevent Ministry of Health staff from recovering the body and burying it in a mass grave. It is, however, essential to prevent the spread of the disease.
It is likely that there will be a relationship between these two cases. The girl's family treated her at a traditional practitioner's home before taking her to a health facility. That probably caused her death.
"The plague does not kill if it is taken treated in time," remind doctors.
Sixteen patients were cured on November 2, and one thousand and ninety-six since the beginning of the epidemic, according to the latest assessment of the Ministry of Public Health of October 3 at 8 am.
In this report, the number of patients treated in health facilities hasdropped significantly: there are only 55.