As of 19 March 2017, a total of 1407 suspected cases of meningitis and 211 deaths (case fatality rate: 15%) have been reported from 40 local government areas (LGAs) in five states of Nigeria since December...

More than 190 000 polio vaccinators in 13 countries across west and central Africa will immunize more than 116 million children over the next week, to tackle the last remaining stronghold of polio on...

The Burundi government declared a malaria outbreak earlier this month after reporting a total of 1,784,965 cases of malaria through mid-March this year. While the entire country is reporting high burden...

In a follow-up on the report on the monkeypox outbreak in the Republic of the Congo, the World Health Organization (WHO) released some updated information last Friday. As of 9 March 2017, a total of...

In a follow-up to the case of Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever (CCHF) reported in Namibia last month, a second CCHF case was confirmed last week in the southwest African country. The second case is a...

In March 2017, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) received official reports of possible locally-transmitted cases of malaria detected in non-endemic areas of Limpopo, North West, and...

Nigerian health officials report five deaths due to bacterial meningitis in Sokoto state, according to a Premium Times report. The five victims in Gada and Wauru towns of Gada Local Government area. In...

The Government of Somalia has launched an oral cholera vaccination (OCV) campaign today with the support of WHO, targeting over 450 000 people in 7 high-risk areas around the country. It is the first OCV...

An outbreak of monkeypox has affected 19 and killed seven people during the first two months of 2017  in Likouala province in northern Republic of the Congo, according to the Congo Ministry of Health...

In a ReliefWeb update (computer translated) Friday on the measles outbreak in Guinea in West Africa the report notes that the measles outbreak that was declared one month ago has grown to affect 2,100...