The good news coming out of West Africa is that after a year and a half, we are seeing dramatically lower new cases, in fact, last week marked a third consecutive decline in weekly case incidence. Officials...

An eight-year-old boy from the Ficksburg area in Free State province, South Africa has died from rabies after a dog bite, making him the fifth human rabies case in the country this year. According to...

“This is Guinea’s gift to West Africa and the world,” said Dr Sakoba Keita, Guinea’s national coordinator for the Ebola response. “The thousands of volunteers from Conakry and other...

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Hepatitis B infections are among the most common infectious diseases worldwide. The disease can become chronic, and is one of the most important causes of severe diseases such as liver cancer. In the scope...

Kenya’s Catholic Bishops are calling for a boycott of an upcoming mass polio vaccination campaign scheduled to commence Saturday because the manufacturer failed to provide requested information...

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Officials from the International Coordinating Group for Vaccine Provision for Epidemic Meningitis Control (ICG) warned today of the risk of a large meningitis outbreak in Africa due to an acute shortage...

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The World Health Organization (WHO) announced today that it will commemorate the fifth World Hepatitis Day next week with a global injection safety initiative campaign in three pilot countries together...

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The World Health Organization (WHO) announced Wednesday that between 1 January and 28 June 2015, the Ministry of Public Health of Niger notified WHO of 8,500 suspected cases of meningococcal meningitis,...

Hundreds of additional cholera cases have been reported in past week in South Sudan bringing the total cases in this outbreak to 1,244, up from 984 on July 14. The Government of South Sudan adds that...

With a global tally of just 33 cases from two countries during the first six months of 2015, health officials are reporting the lowest number of cases ever during this time frame. During the same period...