As reported in a Letter to the Editor in the journal Emerging Infectious Diseases, a veterinary student in South Africa got sickened with West Nile Virus (WNV) last year after doing an autopsy on a 4 month...

The nation of Zimbabwe which had experienced a massive cholera outbreak that started in August 2008 is going through two additional infectious disease outbreaks in 2010. Though the cholera epidemic has...

A few months before South Africa is supposed to host the FIFA World Cup, an outbreak of Rift Valley Fever has infected at least 7 individuals, killing one. According to the Deputy Minister of Health, a...

According to a March 4th Senegalese Ministry of Health announcement, there are two confirmed of polio in the country. These are the first polio cases reported in the country since 1998. This is the most...

The continent of Africa has a large portion of the world’s HIV positive people with some estimates in the 60% range. Because of the high incidence of HIV in the general and blood donor population and...

Although only a couple of cases of US travelers get this disease annually, many tourists choose the adventure of game parks in Africa to spend their vacation. Often a fatal disease with 15,000-20,000 cases...