Web Alert: Outbreak of Pneumonic Plague

News & Insights 15 November 2017


The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) and International Transport Workers Federation have highlighted a recent outbreak of Pneumonic Plague (also referred to as Madagascar Plague) on the island of Madagascar.

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) and International Transport Workers Federation have highlighted a recent outbreak of Pneumonic Plague (also referred to as Madagascar Plague) on the island of Madagascar. This outbreak has implications for:

1.       Shipping companies employing Seafarers of Madagascan origin

2.       Organisations whose ships are trading in Madagascan ports or who are changing crews

The ICS has released ‘LA(17)45 – Annex A -  Outbreak of Plague in Madagascar’ which provides information on the disease and advice for international travellers calling at Madagascan ports. Full details of this advice can be found in the attached document.  

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