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UN: Madagascar Plague Cases Top 1,000 Mark

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The number of cases of plague in Madagascar has doubled during the past five days, according to the United Nations.

U.N. spokesperson Stephane Dujarric said Thursday as of Wednesday 1,032 cases were reported, 67 percent of which are pneumonic, which is more serious than bubonic plague.

So far 89 deaths have been recorded, including 13 on Tuesday.

Dujarric said the spread was "highly challenging" to control.  

Medical teams in the country have stepped up efforts to...

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