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Two cases of pneumonic plague - more deadly than bubonic plague - have been reported in Madagascar, a health official has told the BBC.
bbc.co.uk - December 11, 2013
It comes after it was confirmed that there was a deadly outbreak of the bubonic plague in a village in the north-west of the island.
Pneumonic plague can be inhaled and transmitted between humans without involvement of animals or fleas.
It is the most virulent and least common form of plague.
It can kill within 24 hours.
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