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The following information concerning bushmeat and Ebola transmission was published by the CDC yesterday in a flyer: Bushmeat The term “bushmeat” refers to meat that comes from wild animals captured...

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The international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) confirms that one of its international staff members in Sierra Leone has been diagnosed with...

The number of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) fatalities in Sierra Leone rose by 121 from Oct. 4th to 5th, according to data released by the Ministry of Health and Sanitation, Sierra Leone. On Saturday,...

The last outbreak of the filovirus, Marburg virus in Uganda took place in 2012 where some 20 people were sickened and 9 died due to the Ebola virus “cousin”. Today, the Uganda Ministry of...

A cholera outbreak in Ghana, which has affected thousands of people to date, has caused the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to issue an advisory for travelers to the West African country. According...

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American hip-hop artist, Akon, was one of the performers commemorating International Peace Day in Goma, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) on Sept.21. He was one of several national and international...

At least 25 cattle have died and 3 people are being treated for anthrax due to an outbreak of the bacterial disease in the Zhukwe area in Gwanda, Zimbabwe, according to a Bulawayo 24 report Friday. The...

By Maria Corena McLeod, PhD  WSAID interview 10-01-2014 5:00 PM. With Jzohn Alexander Nyahn Jr Executive Director CHESS-Liberia MSc. Development Finance Nimba County, Liberia   As of October 1, 2014,...

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PRESS RELEASE Despite decades of research, scientists have yet to pinpoint the exact cause of nodding syndrome (NS), a disabling disease affecting African children. A new report suggests that blackflies...

The total number of probable, confirmed and suspected cases in the current West Africa Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak as of 28 September 2014 is 7,178, with 3,338 deaths according to the health ministries...