The National Institute for Communicable Diseases in South Africa are advising travellers returning from the southern African region should be aware of a number of infectious disease risks related to travel...

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a travel notice today over the yellow fever outbreak in Nigeria. The Nigeria Centers for Disease Control has reported an ongoing outbreak of...

In a follow-up on the measles outbreak in Madagascar, the Ministry of Public Health (MoH) of Madagascar has reported 19,539 measles cases and 39 deaths since October 2018. Cases were reported from 66...

In 1986, an estimated 3.5 million human Guinea worm disease cases annually in 21 countries in Africa and Asia. Yesterday, the Carter Center reported that the annual case tally has dropped to 28 in...

A type of mosquito that transmits malaria has been detected in Ethiopia for the first time, and the discovery has implications for putting more people at risk for malaria in new regions, according to a...

The consumption of anthrax tainted meat has been linked to an outbreak of suspected Bacillus anthracis infections in Nzoka village, Momba district of the Songwe Region of Tanzania, according to Tanzanian...

Circulation of vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2) has been confirmed in Mozambique, according to the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI). Officials report two genetically-linked circulating...

The Uganda Ministry of Health received a report of four suspected cholera cases on Jan. 5 who had been seen at Kirudu hospital with· diarrhea and vomiting,  which had started on 4th January 2019. These...

Ugandan health officials have confirmed that a health worker has died of Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever (CCHF) at the end of December, according to a Daily Monitor report. This is part of an outbreak...

The Togo government confirmed last week a Lassa fever case reported in Doufelgou district in the north of the country, according to a Agence de Press Africaine report (computer translated). This was...