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...

Liberia’s Deputy health minister Tolbert Nyenswah said tests confirmed that the 17-year-old man, from a town near the main airport, had died of the disease. Officials are investigating how he contracted...

“Rotten pie” and a north African sausage called “cachir” is being blamed for a botulism outbreak in Batna, Algeria, according to a El Watan report (computer translated). The seven...