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Pneumonic Plague Transmission, Moramanga, Madagascar, 2015

Abstract : During a pneumonic plague outbreak in Moramanga, Madagascar, we identified 4 confirmed, 1 presumptive, and 9 suspected plague case-patients. Human-to-human transmission among close contacts was high (reproductive number 1.44) and the case fatality rate was 71%. Phylogenetic analysis showed that the Yersinia pestis isolates belonged to group q3, different from the previous outbreak.
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Beza Ramasindrazana, Voahangy Andrianaivoarimanana, Jean Marius Rakotondramanga, Dawn N. Birdsell, Maherisoa Ratsitorahina, et al.. Pneumonic Plague Transmission, Moramanga, Madagascar, 2015. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 2017, 23 (3), pp.521 - 524. ⟨10.3201/eid2303.161406⟩. ⟨pasteur-01653354⟩

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