Measles Sixty-one cases of measles have been confirmed in 13 counties of Liberia amid fresh outbreaks of Lassa fever, Acute Flaccid Paralysis (AFP), neo-natal tetanus, meningitis and yellow fever. In...

Scientists at the Kenya Medical Research Institute (Kemri) have started clinical trials of an oral drug that is deemed to be less toxic to the kidneys during the treatment of cryptococcus meningitis. The...

In a follow-up on the Rift Valley fever (RVF) situation in Wajir County, Kenya, an additional person has died from the viral disease, bringing the death toll to six, according to local media. Rift Valley...

With an additional 351 confirmed and probable dengue fever cases in the past week, the total cases now stand at 4,604 since the beginning of the year. The epidemic continues in the West and the South. Since...

The Rwandan Ministry of Agriculture has recently confirmed an outbreak of Rift Valley Fever (RVF) in cattle in three districts of East Province: Ngoma, Kirehe, and Kyonza. Rift Valley Fever is mosquito-borne...

The National Public Health Institute of Liberia (NPHIL) in collaboration with the Ministry of Health (MoH) is responding to Lassa fever outbreak in the country. Cases of Lassa fever are on the increase...

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) has issued an appeal for 7,879,764 Swiss Francs in emergency funding to support emergency responses to the Ebola outbreak in...

The Sierra Leone Ministry of Health and Sanitation has confirmed a new outbreak of measles with 19 confirmed cases registered in the Koinadugu north of the country. There is a high risk of the disease...

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has ramped up support for over 500,000 children affected, or are at risk of contracting the Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). In...

Rabies kills 22 people in Mulanje The Malawian government says 22 people have died of rabies since the confirmation an outbreak in the Mount Mulanje province since July last year. Mount Mulanje Provincial...