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Africa: Bubonic Plague

Question for Department for International Development

UIN 904084, tabled on 28 February 2018

What steps her Department has taken in response to the recent outbreak of plague in Africa.

Answered on

28 February 2018

DFID supported the World Health Organisation to send 114 experts, mobilise 1.2 million doses of antibiotics and establish nine treatment centres to assist the Government of Madagascar, where the plague outbreak occurred. Three experts from the UK’s Public Health Rapid Support Team also provided vital support to contain the outbreak.

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