NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews In a follow-up on the Lassa fever situation in Nigeria in January 2022, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has activated the national multi-sectoral and multi-disciplinary...

NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews The World Health Organization (WHO) reported in a Disease Outbreak News report Tuesday that Benin reported its first epidemic wave of cholera between March and April,...

NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews Just 14* human cases of Guinea worm disease occurred worldwide in 2021, drawing nearer to the goal of global eradication, The Carter Center announced Wednesday. It is...

NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews Officials in Shivamogga, Karnataka state have reported a case of the tick-borne, Kyasanur Forest Disease, (KFD) in a 57-year-old woman in Kudige village of Thirthahalli. This...

NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews So far, three subvariants of Omicron have been described: BA.1, BA.2 and BA.3. Worldwide, BA.1 account for most of Omicron-cases. However, in Denmark BA.2 is gaining...

NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews Despite South Africa entering its peak malaria season, many malaria cases are being misdiagnosed as COVID-19. Both malaria and COVID-19 have similar non-specific early...

NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews The Norwegian Institute of Public Health warns of an ongoing outbreak of the bacterium Pseudomonas aeruginosa in more than ten of the country’s hospitals. Cases...

NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews In a follow-up to the number of H9N2 avian influenza cases reported in China in 2021, Hong Kong health officials reported an additional case this past week in a 5-year-old...

NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews Japan health officials reported 62,613 new COVID-19 cases Tuesday, becoming the first time daily cases in Japan topped the 60,000 case mark. The previous high daily cases...

NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews Health officials in Zamboanga City in the southern Philippines reported the first dengue hemorrhagic fever fatality of the year in a seven-year-old boy from Barangay...