The outbreak of cholera in the southern Ghana city of Cape Coast has grown to 400 cases since it began about one month ago, according to a local media report. The University of Cape Coast hospital has...

In a follow-up on the Rift Valley Fever (RVF) outbreak in the West Africa country of Niger, the World Health Organization (WHO) released the following update this week: On 30 August, the Ministry of...

Health authorities in the south-eastern Zimbabwe town of Masvingo are reporting an outbreak of the bacterial infection, typhoid, where four cases were admitted to the local hospital, according to a ZimEye.com...

An outbreak of the bacterial disease, anthrax, has killed some 90 wildebeests and 15 gazelles in the Selela section of Monduli district in northeastern Tanzania, according to local media accounts. According...

Since August 2016, suspected dengue fever cases and deaths have been reported in Ouagadougou, the capital city of Burkina Faso. From 5 August to 12 November 2016, a total of 1061 probable (Dengue Rapid...

The Kenya Ministry of Health commence a three-day treatment exercise as part of an ongoing campaign to eradicate elephantiasis by 2020 beginning Saturday. The campaign will target counties on the country’s...

At least a dozen people are hospitalized and being treated for anthrax at a Murang’a hospital after consuming tainted cow meat, according to a local media account. Scores of residents of Karurumo and...

Between 2013 and 2016, tens of thousands of people in West Africa contracted Ebola virus disease, making the epidemic the largest and longest on record. But the number of reported cases — roughly...

Since 6 June 2016, health clinics in IDP camps in Borno State have seen increasing numbers of measles cases. From early September until late October, 744 suspected cases of measles, and 2 deaths, were...

In a follow-up on the cholera outbreak in the Cape Coast region of southern Ghana, as of Nov. 2, the total number of cases had risen to 172 with zero deaths. The exponential increase in cases indicates...