A rat in a Madagascan prison
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Madagascar bubonic plague warning

10 October 2013 Last updated at 08:13 BST

The International Committee of the Red Cross has warned that bubonic plague is still a threat in many parts of the world.

Last year more cases were registered in Madagascar than anywhere else.

The ICRC is joining forces with the Pasteur Institute to try to eradicate the disease.

Imogen Foulkes reports.