A cholera outbreak was declared in South Sudan in June 2016 and resulted in 20,000 suspected cases and 436 deaths through Dec. 2017–the longest and largest cholera outbreak the country has seen. After...

In a follow-up on the largest documented listeriosis outbreak South Africa has ever experienced, the South African National Institute of Communicable Diseases (NICD) has put the death toll at 107 since...

For the first 28 days of 2018, Nigeria has reported a total of 297 suspected cases and 22 deaths (case fatality rate 7.4%). Cases have been reported from 13 active states (Anambra, Bauchi, Benue, Delta,...

In a follow-up on the Lassa fever outbreak in Benin, health officials put the outbreak case tally at 21, plus eight deaths since Jan. 8. The cases are reported from four departments: Alibori (2 cases,...

In a follow-up on a report on the Uganda Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever and Rift Valley Fever situation, the World Health Organization (WHO) released the following: The Ministry of Health in Uganda...

The current yellow fever outbreak in Nigeria, which began in Sept. 2017, has seen seven States recording confirmed cases (Kwara, Kogi, Kano, Zamfara, Kebbi, Nasarawa and Niger) in twelve Local Government...

South African health officials reported an additional 53 outbreak cases of Listeriosis since the last report putting the total to 820 laboratory-confirmed listeriosis cases that have been reported to...

In a follow-up to the Lassa fever outbreak in Nigeria,  the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) reported fifteen new confirmed cases and two deaths were recorded from five States Edo (6), Ondo...

Last week, we reported on the Lassa fever outbreak in Nigeria where more than 100 cases have been reported since the beginning of the year. Of note in the report was ten health care workers have been infected...

An outbreak of typhoid fever was confirmed last October in the Zimbabwe capital of Harare and since that time some 2,444 suspect and confirmed cases have been reported. The outbreak is mainly in the western...