The World Health Organization (WHO) has reported the Plague Epidemic in Madagascar is over. There have been no new cases of Bubonic or Pneumonic plague since the 28th of October 2017. The WHO was able to mobilize quickly after the first flare-up and through their diligent work in collaboration with the government of Madagascar were able to keep the situation under control.
Throughout the period that plague was present in Madagascar, there were no travel restrictions to the country and no risk of the plague spreading to other regions. We have continued to serve our clients and no foreign travellers were infected or exposed to risk as we do not travel to the areas where the plague was present. However, guides were always fully briefed and carrying antibiotics to be prepared and to put our clients’ minds at ease.
We are grateful for the competent work of the World Health Organization. We are thankful that the worst is over for the people of Madagascar and our thoughts are with those that were affected.