Malawi has been put on high alert as the devastating plague outbreak in Madagascar continues to escalate.  At least 143 people have died and 2,000 have been infected since the outbreak began in early August. Nine surrounding African countries were previously told to brace for the disease. They include South Africa, Mozambique, Tanzania Kenya, Ethiopia, Comoros, the Seychelles, Mauritius and Reunion.

Nine surrounding African countries were previously told to brace for the disease. They include South Africa, Mozambique, Tanzania Kenya, Ethiopia, Comoros, the Seychelles, Mauritius and Reunion. Dr Namarika added: “We have infection prevention materials ready and groups and teams ready to be activated if there is a trigger.” The last plague cases in Malawi were reported in 2002. READ MORE