The last outbreak of the filovirus, Marburg virus in Uganda took place in 2012 where some 20 people were sickened and 9 died due to the Ebola virus “cousin”. Today, the Uganda Ministry of...

A cholera outbreak in Ghana, which has affected thousands of people to date, has caused the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to issue an advisory for travelers to the West African country. According...

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American hip-hop artist, Akon, was one of the performers commemorating International Peace Day in Goma, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) on Sept.21. He was one of several national and international...

At least 25 cattle have died and 3 people are being treated for anthrax due to an outbreak of the bacterial disease in the Zhukwe area in Gwanda, Zimbabwe, according to a Bulawayo 24 report Friday. The...

By Maria Corena McLeod, PhD  WSAID interview 10-01-2014 5:00 PM. With Jzohn Alexander Nyahn Jr Executive Director CHESS-Liberia MSc. Development Finance Nimba County, Liberia   As of October 1, 2014,...

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PRESS RELEASE Despite decades of research, scientists have yet to pinpoint the exact cause of nodding syndrome (NS), a disabling disease affecting African children. A new report suggests that blackflies...

The total number of probable, confirmed and suspected cases in the current West Africa Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak as of 28 September 2014 is 7,178, with 3,338 deaths according to the health ministries...

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The Ebola outbreak in Nigeria appears to be nearing a possible end due to a rapid response coordinated by Nigeria’s Emergency Operations Center with assistance from international partners, including...

The Egyptian Minister of Health and Population, Dr. Adel Adawi announced a human case of H5N1 avian influenza (AI) in a 3 month girl from the Giza governorate (computer translated). The case, according...

The number of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) cases and deaths increased by 290 and 166, respectively, since the last World Health Organization update two days ago. As at 23 September 2014, the total cases and...