Oscar Nkala

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The Rwandan government says 154 cows have died of Rift Valley Fever (RVF) since the confirmation of the outbreak early in June. In a RVF situation update issued on Friday, the Ministry of Agriculture...

The Liberian government has reported eleven new suspected cases of measles from at least eight counties. According to the Liberia Early Warning Disease Surveillance Bulletin for the week ending July...

The Nigerian government has launched the Viral Hepatitis Health Facility Directory, an easily accessible public guide with information on the location of health facilities that provide Hepatitis treatment...

The World Health Organization (WHO) says the cholera outbreak that has affected Nigeria since the beginning of the year is now ‘under control’ at least 4 of the 17 affected local government areas. In...

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has reported the outbreak of an unknown disease that has infected 25 people and killed an unknown number since it was reported on May 11. An outbreak notice from...

Twenty-nine cases of monkeypox have been detected in the Central African Republic (CAR) since the outbreak was confirmed in March. The WHO said since the beginning of 2018, recurrent monkeypox outbreaks...

Correction: There are 42 contacts, not suspect cases. There are 2 confirmed cases as of the time of this report. The World Health Organization (WHO) says 42 suspected cases of Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic...

Epidemiological researchers in West Africa have discovered a new strain of the Ebola virus among bats in Sierra Leone. Known as the Bombali virus, the new strain was found during a study by joint teams...

The Kenya Paediatric Association (KPA) says the polio vaccine given to children under 5 years in the past two weeks is safe. The association issued a statement after some parents complained that their...

More than three quarters of the health specialists and epidemiological experts who responded to the recent Ebola virus disease (EVD) in the Democratic Republic of Congo were drawn from Africa. The Congolese...