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A total of 99 new confirmed cases of Ebola virus disease (EVD) were reported in the week to 22 Feb 2015, according to a World Health Organization Update. Guinea reported 35 new confirmed cases. Cases...

In addition to the plethora of health issues in Liberia, Ebola being at the top, another highly infectious disease is threatening young children, according to a blog post by the International Rescue Committee...

The acute viral illness, Lassa fever, is no stranger to the west African country of Nigeria where the disease is endemic. In fact, during the previous two years, Nigeria has recorded more than 2,200 cases...

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UNICEF Malawi is on high alert following a cholera outbreak in the southern border areas, where highly-populated camps for people displaced by the floods are located. In January, 15 districts across Malawi...

As of yesterday, more than 500 people were confirmed admitted to designated treatment centres after being diagnosed with typhoid, the Health Ministry reports. The source of the bacterial outbreak is...

The Uganda Health Ministry has reported at least two deaths associated to the typhoid outbreak in three Central Uganda districts, according to a Coast Week report. Of the 142 suspect typhoid cases reported...

Three deaths linked to gastrointestinal anthrax reported just over the border of South Sudan and northwestern Uganda was recently reported by the Xinhua News service. The three South Sudan nationals...

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The World Health Organization (WHO) announced Thursday that the first rapid Ebola test is now ready for procurement to Ebola affected countries. The ReEBOV Antigen Rapid Test Kit, manufactured by Corgenix...

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A clinical trial called HVTN 100 has been launched in South Africa to study an investigational HIV vaccine regimen for safety and the immune responses it generates in study participants. This experimental...

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17 February 2015, Rome/Conakry – Tens of thousands of people in rural areas of Guinea worst-hit by the Ebola epidemic will receive training on how to prevent the spread of the disease and support...