The Zimbabwe government has rolled out an oral cholera vaccine program that seeks to prevent 1.4 million people in 14 suburbs of the capital Harare from infection in the wake of the ongoing cholera outbreak....

In a follow-up on the plague cases reported in Madagascar, as of 27 September 2018, a total of 25 cumulative cases including five community deaths (case fatality ratio 20%) have been reported. Six of...

The Zimbabwean government says the cholera outbreak in Harare is largely under control, with no new infections and the death toll remaining at 49 since Wednesday last week. In his latest epidemiological...

A South African hospital says nine newly born children died of ‘Necrotizing Entercolitis’, an infective condition that causes the inflammation of the gut. Rahima Moosa Acting Chief Executive Officer...

In Nigeria, three new cases of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2) cases were reported this week, bringing the total number of cVDPV2 cases in 2018 to eleven. These latest reported cases...

In 2018 to date, South African health officials have reported 13 human rabies cases–seven cases were from KwaZulu-Natal Province and six from the Eastern Cape Province. In addition, two other cases from...

In a follow-up report on the cholera outbreak in Zimbabwe, in 15 areas across the country a cumulative total of 6,643 suspected cholera cases (98 confirmed) and 48 related deaths (case fatality ratio...

The current Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak in North Kivu Province, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), close to the DRC-Uganda border was declared on August 1. As of 25th September 2018, a total...

Madagascar health officials reported in an update Wednesday that the plague case count has now risen to 22 cases in 10 districts from August 1 to September 24, 2018. To date, five deaths have been reported. The...

After the confirmation of a yellow fever case last month, the Republic of Congo, in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO) and partners started today a vaccination campaign to control the...