Journal Article Dynamics of the pneumonic plague epidemic in Madagascar, August to October 2017

Tsuzuki, Shinya  ,  Lee, Hyojung  ,  Miura, Fuminari  ,  Chan, Yat Hin  ,  Jung, Sung-mok  ,  Akhmetzhanov, Andrei R  ,  Nishiura, Hiroshi

22 ( 46 )  , p.17-00710 , 2017-11-16 , European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control
ISSN:1560-7917
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Transmission potential and severity of pneumonic plague in Madagascar were assessed. Accounting for reporting delay, the reproduction number was estimated at 1.73. The case fatality risk was estimated as 5.5%. Expected numbers of exported cases from Madagascar were estimated across the world and all estimates were below 1 person from August to October, 2017.
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