2002 - Influenza in Madagascar - Update
07 August 2002
Disease Outbreak Reported
The Ministry of Health has announced that the Institut Pasteur, Madagascar has isolated influenza A (H3N2) viruses from 2 out of 39 samples taken from cases in Fianarantsoa province, an area where outbreaks of an influenza-like illness have been reported (see previous report).
The Ministry of Health has updated the epidemiological data: Since 4 July 2002, a total of 1 291 cases and 156 deaths have been reported.