With the addition of seven suspected Rift Valley fever (RVF) cases reported from Yirol East County, South Sudan, 20 suspect cases have been reported in the past month. Three of the cases are confirmed...

Today, at the 30th African Union Heads of State Summit, the African Leaders Malaria Alliance (ALMA) added neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) to its annual scorecard on disease progress. The scorecard...

Today, Nigeria will launch a yellow fever vaccination campaign where more than 25 million people will be vaccinated throughout 2018, in the largest yellow fever vaccination drive in the country’s history. The...

Since the beginning of 2018, a total number of 107 suspected Lassa fever cases have been recorded in ten States: Edo, Ondo, Bauchi, Nasarawa, Ebonyi, Anambra, Benue, Kogi, Imo and Lagos States. As at...

In a follow-up to a report last week, during a news conference today in Kampala, Uganda, Minister of Health, Dr Jane Ruth Aceng reported additional cases of the serious viral infections in the country. “Since...

The World Health Organization (WHO) is reporting a Lassa fever outbreak in Benin in four individuals who developed symptoms while residing in Nigeria and subsequently travelled to Benin. Three of the cases...

Three family members contracted suspected foodborne botulism, resulting in the deaths of the father and mother, according to the  the Nigerian Centres for Disease Control (NCDC). Fish appears to be the...

In 2017, there were only 20 villages with cases of Guinea worm disease in two countries, both in Africa, compared to 23,735 villages in 21 countries on two continents in 1991. From January through December...

Scientists working to control a human outbreak of monkeypox virus (MPXV) in Nigeria performed genetic sequencing of patient samples, revealing that the outbreak likely originated from a source within the...

In just a matter of a few days, the Listeriosis outbreak, described as the ” largest documented listeriosis outbreak South Africa has ever experienced”, has grown by 19 cases, with a new...