• In Madagascar, plague outbreak now threatens largest cities

    ANTANANARIVO, Madagascar (AP) — As plague cases rose last week in Madagascar’s capital, many city dwellers panicked. They waited in long lines for antibiotics at pharmacies and reached through bus windows to buy masks from street vendors. Schools have been canceled, and public gatherings are banned.

  • California declares emergency to fight hepatitis A outbreak

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — California Gov. Jerry Brown on Friday declared a state of emergency to combat a hepatitis A outbreak that has claimed 18 lives in San Diego.

  • Plague cases double in Madagascar as treatment center sent

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — With dozens dead from a plague outbreak in Madagascar, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies said Friday it is deploying its first-ever plague treatment center to the island nation.