NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews Summary of findings: Vaccine effectiveness: The two-dose Pfizer-BioNTech vaccination provides 70% protection against severe complications of COVID-19 requiring hospitalization,...

NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews The Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak in Beni health zone (North Kivu), the 13th EVD outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) could be declared over...

NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews It was announced last Thursday at Expo 2020 Dubai that Niger is preparing the requisite paperwork for WHO verification and pending certification, and the country is now...

NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews The interim governor of Maniema, Afani Idrissa Mangala, declared this past Thursday, December 09, 2021, a monkeypox outbreak  in the province of the Democratic Republic...

NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews In a follow-up on the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak in the North Kivu Province of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), which was declared on October 8, two...

NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews Three additional cases of the Omicron variant (B.1.1.529 SARS-CoV-2 lineage) were reported by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), bringing the total cases...

NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews In South Kivu province in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the chief medical officer of the Kumbi Lulenge health zone has reported a cholera outbreak that...

NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews The World Health Organization (WHO) reports an increase in reported malaria cases and deaths linked in part to disruptions in the provision of malaria prevention, diagnosis...

NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews Nigeria has reported 23 confirmed monkeypox cases and 79 total cases in 2021 to date. Confirmed cases  have been reported  in the following states: Delta (7), Lagos...

NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews In a follow-up on the yellow fever outbreak in Ghana, the World Health Organization (WHO) reports from 15 October to 27 November 2021, 202 suspected cases of yellow fever...