10 July 2003
Citation style for this article: Outbreak of plague in Algeria. Euro Surveill. 2003;7(28):pii=2256. Available online: http://www.eurosurveillance.org/ViewArticle.aspx?ArticleId=2256
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Outbreak of plague in Algeria
Editorial team (email@example.com),
Eurosurveillance editorial office.
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.
- WHO. Communicable Disease Surveillance and Response. Disease Outbreak
Reported: Plague in Algeria - update, 3 July 2003 (http://www.who.int/csr/don/2003_07_03b/en/).
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