With a global tally of just 33 cases from two countries during the first six months of 2015, health officials are reporting the lowest number of cases ever during this time frame. During the same period...

There are numerous new stories and follow-ups to several infectious disease outbreaks on the continent of Africa and we’ll take a look at them right here. South Sudan cholera outbreak In a follow-up...

With the reports of an additional three cases of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 1 (cVDPV1), this brings the total cases to eight in 2015 in Madagascar. The Global Polio Eradication Initiative...

Liberia was declared Ebola free on May 9 after not reporting any additional cases for the WHO mandated 42 day period. The toll on Liberia from Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) included 10,666 cases and 4,806...

In a follow-up to an earlier report of a meningococcal meningitis outbreak at a high school in Zambia, the Times of Zambia describes some bizarre actions and accusations related to the deaths of three...

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On 29 June 2015, a new case of Ebola virus disease was identified in Liberia 50 days after interruption of active transmission was achieved on 9 May. Since then, a cluster of cases has been identified,...

An outbreak of meningococcal meningitis at a Zambian high school has sickened six and killed three during the past two weeks, according to local media. Health Minister Joseph Kasonde has told a media...

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The last laboratory-confirmed case of respiratory diphtheria in South Africa occurred in February 2010. In a follow-up to a report in late April, the number of cases of the acute, toxin-mediated disease...

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In a follow-up to the cholera outbreak in South Sudan, UNICEF reports more than 700 cholera cases have been reported in Juba and Bor so far, resulting in 32 deaths – one in five of which are children...

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On 9 May 2015, Liberia marked an important milestone in the management of their Ebola outbreak. On that day, the country was declared free of Ebola transmission because no new cases had been identified...