About 40-70% of the infections caused by Staphylococcus aureus strains are due to methicillin resistant ones. These isolates are usually multi-drug resistant and harder to treat endangering hundreds of...

Four out of 10 children that visit hospitals in Sierra Leone have malaria, according to Malaria Programme Manager of Ministry of Health, Dr. Samuel Smith at a recent press briefing in the country. In...

In an update on the global polio situation in 2017, there were two separate outbreaks of circulating vaccine derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2) reported in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). According...

In an update on the malaria situation in South Africa, health officials in Mpumalanga province have reported more than 1300 malaria cases and 14 deaths, according to a South African media report Thursday. The...

While the cholera epidemic rages in Yemen with more than 32,000 cases reported since the beginning of the month, across the Gulf of Aden, the two largest countries on the Horn of Africa are also battling...

According to a World Health Organization (WHO) Situation Report today, officials report six additional Ebola virus disease (EVD) cases in Likati Health Zone, bringing the total to 43. As of 21 May a...

Since the beginning of the year through May 7, Niger has reported 3,037 meningococcal meningitis cases, including 179 fatalities. Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has deployed several emergency teams...

On 20 May 2017, three suspected Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) cases and one death were reported from Muma and Ngay health areas in Likati Health Zone, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), according to a...

In a follow-up on the cluster of acute illness and sudden deaths in Liberia, the World Health Organization (WHO) says the etiology has been established as meningococcal meningitis. Thirteen out of 24...

In an update on the Nigeria meningitis outbreak that began in mid-December 2016, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) reported 14,005 suspected cases from 24 states through May 2017. The death...