Plague – Madagascar
In an update on the plague situation in Madagascar, the Ministry of Health is now reporting plague has affected eight districts in the country–Central Highlands, Ambalavao, Ambatofinandrahana, Ambositra, Ankazobe, Fandriana, Miarinarivo and Antisirabe. In these eight districts, 16 suspect cases have been reported in one month, including four fatalities.
West Nile Virus – USA
The Philadelphia Department of Public Health (PDPH) is reporting 11 human West Nile virus (WNV) cases since August, while the number of human West Nile virus (WNV) cases in Massachusetts has increased to 24 with the addition of ten additional cases reported Friday.