The U.S. Embassy wishes to inform U.S. citizens about one confirmed and one suspected case of Lassa Fever in northern Togo. Lassa fever is a rare but potentially life-threatening viral hemorrhagic disease. ...

Angolan health authorities and national and international partners continue making tireless efforts to immunize 6.7 million people in Luanda Province and to stop the yellow fever outbreak the country...

UPDATE: Patient suspected of having Lassa fever arrives in Atlanta for treatment at Emory In a follow-up to a report on an individual who died in Cologne, Germany due to Lassa fever in late February,...

Officials with Emory University Hospital in Atlanta report expecting a patient from West Africa with suspected Lassa fever this weekend. The patient’s diagnosis is not yet confirmed. Emory will work...

Two people have died from anthrax after consuming tainted meat in the Bawku West District of the Upper East Region, according to local media. It was revealed that last week, some animals in Widnaba...

Egypt reported some 160 human cases of H5N1 avian influenza during 2014-2015, by far the most cases the country ever reported. On Monday, the FAO/EMPRES reported on the first case in 2016, according...

The number of wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1) stands at five for 2016 to date, with the addition of three new cases in Pakistan in the past week. According to the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI),...

Some 22 people were sickened and hospitalized for anthrax after consuming tainted beef in the southeastern province of Masvingo, Zimbabwe, according to local media Thursday. The incident occurred in...

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Yellow fever virus is found in tropical and subtropical areas in South America and Africa. The virus is transmitted to people by the bite...

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Earlier this week, health officials in Abuja, Nigeria suspected that a “mystery outbreak” that killed some 13 people may have been due to dysentery or typhoid in Saburi community. However,...