Madagascar Yersinia pestis is fully sensitive to antibacterials. yay!

13 October 2017 – Since the beginning of the season (and the outbreak), the 11 isolated strains from Madagascar have all been sensitive to streptomycin and sulfonamides, which are the antimicrobials recommended and used in the National Program for the Control of Plague. This program also evaluates other alternatives such as tetracycline, ciprofloxacin, and chloramphenicol for treatment. 

Updated progression:
Date / Cases / Deaths
14 Sep 2017 / 28 / 5
30 Sep 2017 / 73 / 17
3 Oct 2017 / 194 / 30
5 Oct 2017 / 258 / 36
7 Oct 2017 / 343 / 42
8 Oct 2017 / 387 / 45
9 Oct 2017 / 449 / 48
10 Oct 2017 / 500 / 54
11 Oct 2017 / 561 / 57

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