Madagascar plague kills 74 people

The plague outbreak in Madagascar has now killed 74 people, with 805 cases recorded in more than two months, the health ministry says.

Ten days ago, the death toll stood at 33 with 230 people infected.

There are normally about 400 cases of plague every year on the Indian Ocean island nation.

This year the majority of cases are of pneumonic plague, which affects the lungs and is transmitted through coughing.

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