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Although the disease occurs more frequently on the island, aid organizations are worried because the outbreak has started earlier than usual. The disease has also been found in cities and not only in the countryside. There are 1,800 people infected, three times as much as in an 'average' outbreak.
According to British scientist Jimmy Whitworth, this is the worst outbreak in fifty years. 'Madagascar has the most pest outbreaks in the world, but this one is the worst. '
The WHO has landed antibiotics for about 100,000 people. In the meantime, his five thousand people have been treated.