Suspected cases of plague were detected in Ankazobe municipality in the Analamanga central highlands region at the end of September and start of October 2023.  As of 2 October, five suspected cases were under investigation.  Samples had been sent to the Pasteur Institute in Madagascar and control measures were introduced in Ankazobe municipality.

This SSHAP brief and infographic focusing on the behavioural, social and community dynamics related to plague outbreaks in Madagascar were first published in 2022.