In this video, I look at some of the important infectious disease outbreaks in the most populous country in Africa, Nigeria. The recent yellow fever outbreak in Bauchi State, with the epicenter being...

By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews During the week ending October 13, officials in Kenya reported an additional 100 new suspected cases, with eighty-five percent of cases being reported from Nairobi...

By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews Since our last report one month ago, the number of malaria cases in Burundi has increased nearly one million cases. Since December 2018 through September 2019, health...

By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews Global polio cases Global health officials reported an additional six wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1) cases during the past week–two in Afghanistan and four in...

By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews There are a number of infectious disease outbreaks currently in Ethiopia–chikungunya, cholera, dengue fever and measles–and here’s an update: Chikungunya The...

By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews Officials with the Botswana Department of Wildlife and National Parks say more than 100 elephants have died in recent months and anthrax is the likely culprit. According...

By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews Nigerian health officials reported five additional confirmed Lassa fever cases in the week ending Oct. 13. The cases were reported from Edo(2), Ondo(2) and Bauchi(1)...

By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews Circulating vaccine-derived polio virus type cases have been confirmed in 10 African countries through Oct. 16 this year. Now the World Health Organization (WHO) is...

In the first Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) update in about a month, I take a look at some of the happenings at the meeting of the International Health Regulations (2005) Emergency Committee for Ebola virus...

By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews In an update on the chikungunya outbreak in Ethiopia, health officials have reported an additional 2,541 new suspected cases during the last week of September. This...