Mike Coston is the Owner/Editor of Avian Flu Diary We’ve news of a human H9N2 infection in Aswan, as well as a bit of confirmation of our H5N1 count for Egypt this year, courtesy of the latestFAO/EMPRES...

The plague outbreak continues on the island of Madagascar, according to the World Health Organization (WHO) Wednesday; however, it appears to be slowing as the seasonal peak period comes to a close. Since...

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Kaduna state, in North-Central Nigeria, has become the 12th state to be affected by H5N1 avian influenza, according to a Nigerian Bulletin thread. A poultry farm in the Mando area was hit with the highly...

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Ebola cases continue to fall in Liberia and Sierra Leone, according to the latest World Health Organization (WHO) update Jan. 28. For the first time since the week ending 29 June 2014, there have been...

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In an updated Summary and Assessment from the World Health Organization (WHO) dated Jan. 26, global health officials report 24 new laboratory confirmed human cases of avian influenza A(H5N1) virus infection,...

The plague outbreak in Madagascar was discussed in Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO), Dr Margaret Chan;s address to the Executive Board Monday. The outbreak that included 119...

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In a follow-up to a report in November, Benin’s health minister announced earlier this month that the Lassa fever outbreak was over, according to a ReliefWeb report (computer translated). Minister...

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As Nigeria marks six months without a new case of polio, Rotary has announced $8.1 in grants to help the country in its final push to eradicate the disease within its borders. The funds will be used by...

The number of human cases of H5N1 avian influenza in Egypt has increased to 21 since the beginning of the year, according to a report by the news source, Tahir News (computer translated). The report states...

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Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and The Carter Center congratulate Ghana on being certified by the World Health Organization this week as having eliminated Guinea worm (Dracunculus medinensis), a water-borne...