Emergencies preparedness, response

2002 - Acute respiratory syndrome in Madagascar

05 August 2002

Disease Outbreak Reported

WHO has received reports from the Ministry of Health of 1 930 cases including 153 deaths of an influenza-like illness mainly affecting the southern part of the country.  The Ministry of Health has sent a team to the area and collected samples which have been sent to the Institut Pasteur, Madagascar. WHO is monitoring the situation.