Borno state in northeast Nigeria has recorded its first Lassa fever outbreak in almost five decades. The last confirmed outbreak of the deadly disease was in 1969. WHO is supporting the government to...

A measles epidemic has been declared in 14 of the 38 health districts in Guinea. 13 districts have been put on alert. Since the beginning of the year, 1,527 cases of measles have been diagnosed, of which...

A drug given to pregnant women in 35 countries worldwide to protect against malaria has been shown also to safeguard against the consequences of gonorrhea, chlamydia, trichomoniasis, and bacterial vaginosis,...

Efforts to eliminate blinding trachoma as a public health problem in the West African nations of Mali and Niger will receive US$11.725 million in additional support from the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation,...

During the week ending Feb. 11, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Nigeria Federal Ministry of Health reported the first case of Lassa fever in Kaduna State in the ongoing National Lassa...

A farmworker from the Omaheke region on the eastern border of Namibia has died from Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever (CCHF), according to Namibia health officials. According to a report in The Namibian, The...

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) reported on their EMPRES system of two human H5N1 avian influenza cases today. The first case was reported from Al-Minyā, also spelled...

In a follow-up on the ongoing hepatitis E outbreak in Chad, The Ministry of Public Health of Chad has officially declared an epidemic of Hepatitis E in the region of Salamat, south-eastern Chad. The epidemic...

In an effort to rapidly contain the resurgence of cholera in South Sudan, WHO has secured oral cholera vaccine to vaccinate the communities in Leer Town and other areas. The 20 February integrated food...

Since 1 January 2017, 201 suspected cases of meningitis with 17 deaths were reported by 19 health districts. In week 2, the district of Akebou which is part of the Plateau Region issued an alert after...