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Measles’ Big Year: The Impact of Low Vaccination Coverage

Measles’ Big Year: The Impact of Low Vaccination Coverage

Globally, measles are on the rise. This post outlines two outbreaks from this past year, one in the Ukraine and the other in Madagascar. Both of these outbreaks illustrate how low vaccination coverage can lead to high case numbers.

Plague in Madagascar - Update

Plague in Madagascar - Update

The plague outbreak in Madagascar has exceeded 1,300 cases and 100 deaths. As Madagascar and neighboring countries attempt to prevent international spread, questions remain about the actual size of the epidemic and the effectiveness of some control measures.

Rat Race: Plague in Madagascar

Rat Race: Plague in Madagascar

An outbreak of plague in Madagascar has resulted in cases in several major cities, increasing the risk of further transmission.