NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews On Thursday, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported that nine countries in the WHO African Region (Cameroon, Chad, Central African Republic (CAR), Côte d’Ivoire,...

NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews The National Institute of Communicable Diseases (NICD) two new confirmed human rabies cases from KwaZulu-Natal province since our last report, bringing the total to 19...

NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews Since the introduction of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2) in March 2020, South Africa has experienced three epidemic waves with the Beta...

NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews The Ethiopia Ministry of Health reported this week the interruption of transmission of river blindness in three districts in the Oromia region. Oromia region once reported...

NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews In a follow-up on the monkeypox outbreak reported in Maniema, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) earlier this month, the World Health Organization (WHO)  reports...

NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews In total, 37 cases of cholera have been recorded since December 13, 2021 in the health zone of Uvira in South Kivu province. According to Jaime Saidi, cholera focal...

NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews On Dec. 8, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) was notified of the death of two persons from Lassa fever. The first case was a pregnant woman who presented...

NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews In a follow-up on the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak in Beni health zone, North Kivu in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the World Health Organization...

NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews From the beginning of the year through November 7, health officials in Zimbabwe reported 212 human anthrax cases. No deaths have been reported. The latest cases were...

NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews Guinea worm disease is usually caught by drinking water containing water fleas that carry the parasite larvae. The worms mate and grow inside the body, and after 10-14...