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Plague outbreak in remote Madagascar puzzles investigators

May 2017 -- Plague, though terrifying, is nothing new in Madagascar, where around 600 cases are reported annually. But there was something different about a suspected plague outbreak reported last December. The outbreak’s location was far away from recent outbreaks and implied plague had spread to new parts of the island nation, but health officials couldn’t explain it.

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Health impacts of the global food security crisis

In Madagascar, 15% of children aged under 5 suffer from acute malnutrition (wasting) and 53% are chronically malnourished (stunted), according to WHO data.