Vietnam alerts with mouse plague

In response to the mouse plague which is breaking out in Madagascar, the Department of Preventive Medicine under the Ministry of Health yesterday said that it is tightening control on mouse plague in border gates and plague-prone areas.

Despite no sign of the plague on people and mouse in the country over 10 years, the Department of Preventive Medicine said it would monitor the situation and continuously update the information of the epidemic in Madagascar.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the outbreak of the plague in Madagascar  occurred in three months with 119 infection cases and 40 of  them succumbed to the disease. WHO said that Madagascar has high population density and weak medical network which promote the spreading of the epidemic. Yet WHO has not issued warning not to travel to Madagascar.

By Quoc Lap – Translated by Uyen Phuong

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