By NewsDesk  @bactiman63 Today, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) issued a public health advisory due to Lassa fever. Lassa fever remains a major public health challenge in West Africa with...

By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews Larvae of a new malaria mosquito species are abundantly present in water containers in cities in Ethiopia. The mosquito, Anopheles stephensi, is the main malaria mosquito...

By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews In 2019, the number of Guinea Worm disease cases tallied were 53, with most cases reported from Chad, nearly double the number seen in 2018. Today, the Carter Center...

By NewsDesk  @bactiman63 The number of monkeypox cases, confirmed and suspected, reported in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) was nearly a 1,000 case increase compared to 2019. In 2019, DRC...

By NewsDesk  @bactiman63 Health officials in Isiolo County in central Kenya were alerted in November 2020 to a number of herders who died who presented a number of symptoms to include fever, headache,...

By News Desk  @bactiman63 Noma (from the Greek: “to devour”), aka cancrum oris is an orofacial gangrene, mainly occurring in malnourished children debilitated by disease and living in the...

By Teddy Cambosa The African nation is dealing with another blow of cholera outbreaks, as recent reports have shown 20 people in the state of Delta have died due to cholera. The outbreak was recorded...

By News Desk  @bactiman63 The Ministerial Advisory Committee (MAC) on COVID-19 in South Africa released a memo recently concerning the use of ivermectin for the prevention or treatment of COVID-19. The...

By News Desk  @bactiman63 Kenya officials are reporting a anthrax outbreak in Sotik Constituency. Six people from Itoik village were hospitalized and one died, according to a report in The Star. It...

By News Desk  @bactiman63 After reporting a record year of Lassa fever in Nigeria last year, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) reported nine confirmed Lassa fever cases, including 2 deaths...