Plague outbreak in the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya.

Original article


Tarantola A 1, Mollet T 2, Gueguen J 1, Barboza P 1, Bertherat E 3.

1-D├ępartement international et tropical (International and Tropical Department), Institut de Veille Sanitaire (InVS, French Institute for Public Health Surveillance), Saint-Maurice, France 2- European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, Stockholm, Sweden 3-World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland

Euro Surveill. 2009 Jul 2;14(26). pii: 19258.


Plague is circulating regularly in localised areas worldwide, causing sporadic cases outside Africa and remains endemic or causes limited outbreaks in some African countries. Furthermore, some notable outbreaks have been reported in Asia in the last 20 years. A limited outbreak with five cases has recently been notified by the health authorities of the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya.

Keywords: Plague outbreak in the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya.