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The Ebola epidemic in Liberia could likely be eliminated by June 2015 if the current high rate of hospitalization and vigilance can be maintained, according to a new model developed by ecologists at the...

H5N1 avian influenza (AI) has really made it’s presence known in Egypt in the past month or so as the World Health Organization (WHO) reports 18 new laboratory-confirmed human cases of avian influenza...

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After a flurry of controversy about a claimed tainted tetanus vaccine in Kenya, results from samples sourced by a joint committee show that the vaccines are safe, according to several African news sources. A...

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In what some believe may be the next worldwide eradicated infectious disease in very short order, the number of Guinea worm disease cases decreased by another 15 percent to only 126 cases (provisional)...

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The West Africa Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) epidemic has affected the hardest hit countries, Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone,  in many adverse ways. This includes focusing most or all health care resources...

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The World Health Organization (WHO) has given it’s stamp of approval for the use of the meningitis group A vaccine, MenAfriVac® in infants in Sub-Sahara Africa. In the four years since its introduction...

The Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak in the intense-transmission countries of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone continues to hit new highs and one group of people have been affected particularly hard-...

The Egyptian Ministry of Health (MOH) reported the 2nd and 3rd human H5N1 avian influenza cases of the year from Minya governorate. This follows the 29 cases reported in 2014, where the majority of the...

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The West African country of Mali was placed on the list of Ebola-affected nations for which enhanced screening and monitoring measures would be taken on November 17. On Tuesday, January 6, 2015, the...

Last Spring in Cairo, hundreds of Al-Azhar University students were stricken with food poisoning due to salmonella tainted food served at the university dormitory. The outbreak prompted protests by students...