Egypt, Algeria and Republic of South Africa are the African countries most at risk for coronavirus COVID-19 importation in the continent, due to high air traffic with the contaminated Chinese provinces....

By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews Central African Republic On 24 January, the Central African Republic Ministry of Health declared a national epidemic of measles. The World Health Organization reported...

By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) reported an additional 115 confirmed Lassa fever cases the week ending Feb. 16, bringing the total during the first seven...

By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews In a follow-up on the chikungunya outbreak in Ethiopia, UN health officials say no cases of the mosquito-borne disease have been reported since Dec. 8, 2019. From...

By NewsDesk @bactiman63 From the beginning of the year through January 26, 2020, 222 monkeypox cases were reported in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), according to the World Health Organization...

By NewsDesk @bactiman63 The World Health Organization (WHO) is reporting a Crimean Congo hemorrhagic fever (CCHF) in Uganda. The patient is a 23-year-old male, a lumber jack, from Kagadi district who...

By NewsDesk @bactiman63 To add to a report earlier on the first COVID-19 case in Egypt, and in Africa, the Africa CDC released a statement saying the patient is male, 33 years old, of foreign origin and...

By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews The Egyptian Ministry of Health and Population and the World Health Organization (WHO) released a joint statement Friday (computer translated) announcing the first...

By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews Nigeria health officials reported an additional 109 confirmed Lassa fever cases and eight deaths during the last week. This brings the total confirmed cases and deaths...

By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews Today, the Emergency Committee convened by the WHO Director-General under the International Health Regulations (IHR) (2005) met to review the current Ebola virus disease...