The first extensively drug-resistant (XDR) strains of Salmonella Typhimurium, a pathogen which is responsible for millions of bloodstream infections per year in sub-Saharan Africa, have been identified...

By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews The measles outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is the largest in the world and continues to trend and spread geographically. Through September...

By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews In a follow-up on the chikungunya outbreak in Dire Dawa, Ethiopia, health officials continues to see an increasing trend in cases since the end of July. During the...

In a follow-up on the yellow fever outbreak in Bauchi state, Nigeria, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) now report that since the first confirmed case was reported on the 29th of August, in...

Antibiotics to treat the world’s leading infectious cause of blindness have been delivered to nearly 300,000 people in Egypt.  It was the first mass drug administration (MDA) of its kind in the country...

By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews The sixth ebolavirus, Bombali virus, has been detected in insect-eating bats in Guinea. In addition to findings reported by researchers earlier this month, scientists...

By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control has confirmed four cases of yellow fever in Bauchi State. Three of the confirmed cases are residents of Alkaleri Local Government...

By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews In the latest on the global polio situation this year, the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) reports two additional wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1) cases and...

By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews In a follow-up on the chikungunya outbreak in Ethiopia, health ministry officials now report the mosquito-borne disease outbreak has reached 20,000 cases. The Ethiopia...

By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews In a follow-up on the Leishmaniasis outbreak in Kenya, health officials reported an additional 65 cases of the parasitic infection during the week ending August 25....