A new paper published in Lancet Infectious Diseases describes the characteristics of the large urban plague epidemic in Madagascar in the latter half of 2017. Madagascar accounts for 75% of global plague...

Here’s a snapshot at some infectious disease outbreaks in Africa: Plague in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) The DRC Ministry of Health reported four deceased suspected cases of pneumonic...

Nigerian health officials reported 23 new confirmed Lassa fever cases in the past week, bringing the outbreak total to 495 confirmed positive since the beginning of the year. The new case were reported...

After reporting 16 new Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) cases on Mar.22 and 23, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) health ministry officials now put the outbreak total over 1,000 cases. Six new cases were...

“The scale of this crisis is staggering” -Secretary General of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC ), Elhadj As Sy On March 14, 2019, Tropical Cyclone...

Health officials in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) reported two additional Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) cases Thursday, bringing the cumulative number of cases is 993, since the beginning of...

The dengue fever outbreak that began on the island of Reunion last year this time continues to grow into 2019, according to health officials in France (computer translated). During the most recent reportable...

The major cause of meningitis in Africa has changed in recent years, a study published in EBioMedicine and funded by Meningitis Research Foundation has confirmed. A type of bacterial meningitis called...

UN health officials reported an update on the measles epidemic in Madagascar recently and it shows that the number of cases has risen to 105,170 since September 3, 2019. There were 634 reported deaths...

In a follow-up on the Rift Valley fever (RVF) outbreak on the archipelago of Mayotte, the Agence de Sante Ocean Indian reports (computer translated)  the circulation of RVF continues as the human case...