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17th October 2017 – The Plague outbreak in Madagascar continues and remains uncontrolled. According to the latest report, currently, the epidemic is now circulating in 38 of the 114 districts of Madagascar. Antananarivo is the most affected city/district. By yesterday, (16th Oct 2017), 805 cases have been reported (595 pneumonic and 210 bubonic). There has...
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16th October 2017 – The Plague outbreak in Madagascar continues and remains uncontrolled. Two WHO experts arrived in Seychelles over the weekend to assist with the response. They will be supporting DSRU in conducting a one day training for contact tracing tomorrow. In Seychelles, the Health authorities have effectively controlled all potential contacts with suspected...
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15th October 2017 – Today Sunday 15th October 2017 at 10:00 am, the 12 family members (11 on Mahe and 1 on Praslin) of the first index probable case were discharged home after completing the stipulated 7 days’ post exposure to a probable plague case. They have remained well and without symptoms. Meanwhile the outbreak...
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14th October 2017 – The multisectoral IDSR committee met again this morning Saturday to discuss the current alert on the plague. The outbreak in Madagascar is expanding into new districts with new cases and deaths reported daily. Suspected Case Update (A total of 13 people remain admitted in isolation) The index patient (probable case) is...
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13th October 2017 – Suspected Case update The index passenger (probable case) is still admitted on the hospital ward and has no symptoms and is stable. Today  is  the  5thday  of  treatment  and  as  per  clinical  guidelines,  the  patient is  no longer infectious. However, he will remain admitted to complete his antibiotic course.  Samples for...
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12th October 2017 – The Plague epidemic in Madagascar persists and is not showing any signs of abating yet. One passenger who came to Seychelles on the Air Seychelles flight on Friday 6th October became unwell on Monday 9th October. Here mains admitted in hospital since then for isolation, testing and treatment. Today is day...
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10th October 2017 – 146 nurses and midwives from health centres all across the country attended a meeting with the Minister for Health, Jean Paul Adam, on Friday 6th October 2017. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss proposed changes to the scheme of service for all nurses, following concerns raised about their current...
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6th October 2017 – The Anse Royale Dental Clinic will open its doors to the public on Monday 9th October 2017, following relocation to a small building behind the Anse Royale Hospital. The new clinic will operate 5 days a week from 8am to 4pm. It has 2 consulting rooms (surgeries), an x-ray room, a...
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5th October 2017 – The Ministry of Health in Madagascar has confirmed that to date they have registered 194 cases of plague with 30 deaths.The flight from Madagascar last night brought in a total a total of 89 passengers and crew. 25 transited immediately to other destinations. The rest (57and the 7 crew)have been put...
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4th October 2017 – The plague outbreak in Madagascar continues to propagate. There are several outbreak response interventions going on by WHO, Red Cross and other agencies in country. Red Cross has indicated that there has been 157 cases to date with 28 deaths. Measures taken so far in Seychelles: Surveillance form are completed by...
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