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On 29 June 2015, a new case of Ebola virus disease was identified in Liberia 50 days after interruption of active transmission was achieved on 9 May. Since then, a cluster of cases has been identified,...

An outbreak of meningococcal meningitis at a Zambian high school has sickened six and killed three during the past two weeks, according to local media. Health Minister Joseph Kasonde has told a media...

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The last laboratory-confirmed case of respiratory diphtheria in South Africa occurred in February 2010. In a follow-up to a report in late April, the number of cases of the acute, toxin-mediated disease...

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In a follow-up to the cholera outbreak in South Sudan, UNICEF reports more than 700 cholera cases have been reported in Juba and Bor so far, resulting in 32 deaths – one in five of which are children...

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On 9 May 2015, Liberia marked an important milestone in the management of their Ebola outbreak. On that day, the country was declared free of Ebola transmission because no new cases had been identified...

Liberia’s Deputy health minister Tolbert Nyenswah said tests confirmed that the 17-year-old man, from a town near the main airport, had died of the disease. Officials are investigating how he contracted...

“Rotten pie” and a north African sausage called “cachir” is being blamed for a botulism outbreak in Batna, Algeria, according to a El Watan report (computer translated). The seven...

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The Minister of Health in the Republic of South Sudan, Dr. Riek Gai Kok has declared an outbreak of cholera in Juba County, South Sudan. On 1 June 2015, a cholera case was confirmed in UN House PoC after...

In some exciting news from South Sudan Wednesday, the Ministry of Health has reported seven consecutive months without a confirmed case of Guinea worm disease and introduced cash rewards for reported...

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The cholera risk remains high in villages around entry points for asylum seekers in Kigoma region, Western Tanzania. The daily influx of asylum seekers has caused the population in the Nyarugusu camp in...