By NewsDesk  @bactiman63  This statement was prior to the naming of Omicron: On 25 November 2021, the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) in South Africa announced the detection of...

By NewsDesk  @bactiman63  In a follow-up on the flood on news concerning the COVID-19 variant, B.1.1.529, seen recently in South Africa and other countries, the Technical Advisory Group on SARS-CoV-2...

By NewsDesk  @bactiman63 The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD), a division of the National Health Laboratory Service, confirms that through collaborative efforts with private laboratories...

By NewsDesk  @bactiman63 In a follow-up on the human rabies situation in South Africa, the National Institute of Communicable Diseases (NICD) reported  an additional six cases of human rabies in October...

By NewsDesk  @bactiman63  Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire said at a press conference in Abuja that at least, 30 children are lost to malaria daily in Nigeria, even though data points to the fact...

By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews In a presentation at the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH) this week, researchers working in Uganda found COVID-19...

By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews New data indicate that mass treatment with ivermectin—a drug that was a workhorse of tropical medicine long before it emerged as a controversial COVID-19 treatment—has...

By NewsDesk  @bactiman63 A steady increase in the number of influenza cases from week 34 (week starting 23 August 2021) with a sharp increase in week 44 (week starting 1 November 2021) has been reported...

By NewsDesk  @bactiman63 Interim governor, Afani Idrissa Mangala confirmed Friday there is a measles outbreak in Kunda health zone in Kasongo territory in southern Maniema. Mangala reports, “the...

By NewsDesk  @bactiman63 A cholera outbreak is ongoing in Agouégan village, Agouégan health area (HA) located in the Lacs district in Togo, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). The index...