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Increased efforts are needed to improve awareness among rural communities in West Africa about the risks of contracting the Ebola virus from eating certain wildlife species including fruit bats, FAO warned...

The Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak in West Africa has hit a new “milestone” as the World Health Organization reports in an update today than the number of cases have exceeded 1,000. The...

The Nigerian Health Ministry reported 17 new cases of Lassa fever during the week ending July 11, bringing the national total to 820 cases. The new cases were reported from Central and Etsako West LGAs...

The polio outbreak in the Horn of Africa that began in Somalia in April 2013 continues into the summer of 2014 as Somalia reports three additional cases of wild poliovirus 1 (WPV 1) during the past week...

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New cases and deaths attributable to Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) continue to be reported by the Ministries of Health in the three West African countries of Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone, according to...

An outbreak of the most severe form of leishmaniasis has taken the lives of two people and affected 150 others in Wajir North Sub County, Kenya, according to a report in The Star today. The disease,...

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Conakry, Guinea – July 16, 2014 – In response to continuing reports of new cases and deaths attributable to Ebola virus disease (EVD) in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone, WHO today activated a...

With a high number of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) cases and deaths being reported out of Sierra Leone and Liberia, the West Africa outbreak nears 1,000 total cases and eclipsed 600 deaths, according to the...

The outbreak of cholera continues to ravage war-torn South Sudan as the humanitarian organization, Save the Children, puts the tally at 2,600 people infected to date with thousands more at risk of the...

While the number of new Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) cases in Guinea was only one in the past week, the World Health Organization (WHO) says the epidemic trend in Liberia and Sierra Leone remains precarious...