The number of Lassa fever cases in the current outbreak in Nigeria has grown to 501 suspected cases including 104 deaths through June 9. The World Health Organization reports the outbreak in Nigeria...

Nigerian health officials are reporting outbreaks of hepatitis E and cholera in two different states in the country. Hepatitis E A hepatitis E outbreak has been reported in the north-east Borno State,...

Officials with the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Animal Production and Health in Pretoria reported an outbreak of Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus (HPAI) H5N8 on a farm in Dipaleseng, Mpumalanga...

The meningococcal meningitis C outbreak in Nigeria that began in mid-December 2016 in Zamfara State has been declared over, according to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) Friday. The Emergency...

A new study suggests that Red Cross volunteers potentially averted more than 10,000 cases of Ebola during the 2013-2016 West Africa outbreak. The study measures for the first time the amazing impact of...

At least 47 guests at the Weston Hotel in Nairobi have tested positive for cholera, according to a Kenya’s The Nation report. Attendees of a science conference entitled, “The Kenya International...

A mother and two daughters have died due to botulism in Ouarzazate in south-central Morocco, according to a L’Economiste report (computer translated). It is reported that the father was not sickened...

In an update on the hepatitis E outbreak in Diffa, Niger, the international, independent, medical humanitarian organization, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) reports the outbreak declared two months...

Syria In an update on the polio ( circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2–cVDPV2) outbreak in Syria, the World Health Organization (WHO) reports  there is evidence of genetic linkage among...

In a study published in PLOS Medicine, Aleksandra Jakubowski of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, US, and colleagues show that funding from the US President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI)...