The Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) reported this week circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 3 (cVDPV3) is confirmed in Somalia, following isolation of the virus from four environmental...

While the cholera epidemic rages in Yemen with more than 32,000 cases reported since the beginning of the month, across the Gulf of Aden, the two largest countries on the Horn of Africa are also battling...

The polio outbreak that struck the Horn of Africa affected 217 people in the three countries and now there are reports of an additional case of wild poliovirus 1 (WPV-1) in Somalia, the 6th case (5 in...

The polio outbreak in the Horn of Africa that began in Somalia in April 2013 continues into the summer of 2014 as Somalia reports three additional cases of wild poliovirus 1 (WPV 1) during the past week...

The Saudi Arabia Ministry of Health reported two new Middle East Respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) cases in individuals from Riyadh and Najran, according to an update yesterday. The details on...

According to the World Health Organization, early analysis of campaign data points to a successful vaccination round in a polio-free country at risk of possible importation. In the last week of October,...

The presence of the Asian, or longhorn tick, Haemaphysalis longicornis, has been confirmed in Pennsylvania, according to state agriculture officials. The tick was discovered on a wild deer in Centre...

The total circulating vaccine-derived polio cases (cVDPV) cases has risen to 13 globally after additional cases have been reported in the African countries of Somalia and the Democratic Republic of...

Wheat rust, a family of fungal diseases that can cause crop losses of up to 100 percent in untreated susceptible wheats, is making further advances in Europe, Africa and Asia, according to two new studies...

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11 August 2015 marks 1 year since the last wild polio case was detected on the entire African continent. A polio-free Africa would leave only 2 countries where polio transmission has never been interrupted:...