In a follow-up on the dengue fever outbreak in Senegal, the Ministry of Health and Social Action announced this week (computer translated) that the dengue epidemic that started in mid-September is now...

In a follow-up on the measles outbreak in Madagascar, local media reports (computer translated) the outbreak case total has risen to 15,049 cases since Oct. 1. About 65% of these cases were reported in...

Meningococcal meningitis is a bacterial form of meningitis, a serious infection of the thin lining that surrounds the brain and spinal cord and can cause severe brain damage. Meningococcal meningitis is...

The Marburg virus is in the same family as Ebola and causes severe hemorrhagic fever in humans. Case fatality rates in Marburg outbreaks have ranged from 24% to 88%. The Centers for Disease Control and...

A report today from the Kenyan news source, The Star, talks of two teen boys from Bungoma County who had died from tetanus after receiving a circumcision. Apparently the circumcisions were performed by...

A new study from the Wellcome Sanger Institute, the MRC-University of Glasgow Centre for Virus Research and collaborators and published in the Journal Hepatology of the discovery of three new hepatitis...

Malaria cases in South Africa are increasing as expected during the summer months. As at the end of October 2018, more than 16,000 cases with 110 deaths have been reported. This is fewer than during the...

Of the 34 million people worldwide with HIV, and the 200 million with schistosomiasis, the majority live in Africa– where millions of people are simultaneously infected with both diseases. Now, researchers...

In a follow-up on the measles epidemic in Madagascar, the Ministry of Health reports that the number of measles cases in the current outbreak has topped 10,000. According to a Midi-Madagasikara report...

Health officials in Igembe, Meru County have issued a warning to the public concerning consuming uninspected meat after four people died from anthrax in Nyambene. Igembe Deputy County Commissioner...