Scientists working to control a human outbreak of monkeypox virus (MXPV) in Nigeria performed genetic sequencing of patient samples, revealing that the outbreak likely originated from a source within the...

In just a matter of a few days, the Listeriosis outbreak, described as the ” largest documented listeriosis outbreak South Africa has ever experienced”, has grown by 19 cases, with a new...

Four cases of Lassa fever were reported among health care workers in Ebonyi State in southeastern Nigeria, with three passing away from the lethal viral disease, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control...

In a follow-up on the cholera outbreak in Zambia, the cholera outbreak in Zambia continues to escalate. During the past week, an additional 613 cases were reported. As of 8 January 2018, a cumulative...

The Kenyan Ministry of Health has reported an outbreak of chikungunya in the coastal city of Mombasa. The outbreak started in mid-December 2017 when clinicians observed an increasing number of cases of...

Officials with the Uganda Ministry of Health have confirmed that a nine-year-old boy from Nakaseke, in central Uganda, tested positive for Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever (CCHF), according to a NTV...

Fasciolosis is a well known worldwide and an important helminthic disease of silvatic ruminants caused by liver fluke species of the genus Fasciola, which is one of the most neglected diseases that can...

As of 12 January 2018, a total of 748 laboratory-confirmed listeriosis cases have been reported to the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) since 01 January 2017. Final outcome data are...

In a follow-up on the cholera outbreak in Zambia, health officials, with help from WHO and partners, commenced a cholera vaccination campaign today to vaccinate residents of Lusaka. Two million doses...

In a news release Monday, The Director-General of WHO, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus outlined his vision for a Madagascar free of plague epidemics during a three-day visit to the island nation that...