Efforts to eliminate river blindness, a debilitating disease affecting millions in Africa, will be hampered by another parasitic infection known as Loiasis, or ‘African eye worm,’ according...

By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews In a follow-up on the chikungunya outbreak in Ethiopia, nearly 2,000 additional suspected cases have been reported in recent weeks, bringing the outbreak total from...

By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews The World Health Organization says the outbreak of yellow fever which started in Nigeria in September 2017 is ongoing. This year, an upsurge of yellow fever cases...

By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews The number of polio cases in Angola has reached 44, according to Health Minister Sílvia Lutucuta Friday. According to the official, the occurrences happended in...

By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews South Africa’s  National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) confirmed Thursday that no case of Ebola has been reported nor have they been asked to test...

A number of reports came out yesterday concerning an Ebola Virus Disease case reported in the landlocked kingdom of Lesotho, which is encircled by South Africa. In this video, I look at these reports,...

By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews Democratic Republic of Congo: Ebola Virus Disease – External Situation Report 67 Over the last three months, there has been a steady decrease in confirmed cases...

By NewsDesk  @bactiman63 The largest measles outbreak on the globe continues to increase in cases and deaths. The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) measles outbreak saw at least 10,000 additional...

By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews Approximately 12,000 additional measles cases have been reported in the worlds largest outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) in the past two weeks. Through...

Despite large declines since 1990 in child deaths from pneumonia and the flu, these and other lower respiratory infections (LRIs) remain a leading killer of children under age 5. A new scientific study...