By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews Pakistan reported two additional cases of wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1) in Sindh province this past week. This brings the number of 2020 cases in Pakistan to 32 and...

By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews South Africa’s National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) reported an additional 218 lab confirmed COVID-19 cases Thursday, bringing the country total...

By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews Nigerian health officials reported 28 confirmed Lassa fever cases during the week ending March 22, a decrease from 51 confirmed cases the week prior. This brings...

By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews The Uganda Ministry of Health reported their first case of COVID-19 Saturday. The case is a 36-year-old Ugandan male who arrived from Dubai. He traveled on Ethiopian...

By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has found its way to Africa and to date, 34 of the 54 countries in the African continent have reported cases–Algeria, Egypt,...

By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews The Nigerian CDC reported an additional 51 confirmed Lassa fever cases during the week ending March 15, bringing the total for the first 11 weeks of 2020 to 906. During...

By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews On Sunday, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa declared a national state of disaster. He says it’s a measure proportionate to the severity of the threat...

By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews On Friday, the Africa Regional Certification Commission (ARCC) concluded its final field visit to Nigeria to determine the country’s polio-free status. The...

By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews Nigeria health officials reported an additional 81 confirmed Lassa fever cases the week of Mar. 2-8, bringing the country total to 855 since the beginning of the...

By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews South Africa’s Minister of Health, Dr Zwelini Mkhize reported today that the country has recorded six new confirmed COVID-19 cases. The latest cases include...