In a follow-up on the monkeypox outbreak in Likouala province in northern Congo, since the outbreak onset in late January, a total of 70 cases including 4 deaths have been reported through Apr. 23. The...

A suspected human anthrax outbreak that began in early April in the Koubia district in the north of Guinea has sickened five, including one fatality, as of Apr. 27. The index case, a 35 year old man from...

The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) in South Africa has reported an increase in the number of malaria cases over the past few weeks. This is likely related to people travelling over...

WHO and the Federal Ministry of Health of Somalia launched a preventative oral cholera vaccination campaign (OCV) today in Baidoa at the Baidoa Regional Hospital, targeting 224,000 persons aged 1 year...

In a follow-up report on the unexplained cluster of illnesses and deaths in Liberia, as of May 4, a total of 28 cases including 12 deaths (case fatality rate: 43 %) were reported, according to the World...

Nigeria is a hotbed for malaria, accounting for up to 25 percent of the global malaria cases and deaths, according to the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC). In fact, the News Agency of Nigeria...

In a follow-up on the hepatitis E outbreak in the Diffa region in eastern Niger, as of May 3, a total of 282 suspected cases including 27 deaths have been reported. All reported deaths except for one...

In a follow-up on the isolated monkeypox case confirmed in Pujehun district in the southern region of Sierra Leone, an Awoko.org report states the 35-year-old farmer has been discharged from the hospital. The...

In a follow-up on the Lassa fever outbreak affecting several states in Nigeria, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) reports 68 Lassa fatalities since the outbreak began in mid-December 2016 through...

In a follow-up on the anthrax outbreak in Binga district in western Zimbabwe, health officials put the outbreak tally at 14 cases of anthrax including 1 death (case fatality rate of 9.1%) reported from...