As of 2 July, the Ministry of Health in Algeria has reported
10 cases of plague in Oran, 400 km west of Algiers, Algeria. Of the 10 cases,
eight have been laboratory confirmed (1). These include eight cases of bubonic
plague and two of septicemic plague, one of which was fatal. Eight further
cases are under investigation.
A team from the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Institut Pasteur
in Paris is working with the Ministry of Health to carry out epidemiological
investigations and assist with vector control measures.