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Cases of acute sleeping sickness among people in rural Uganda fell by 90 per cent after researchers prevented transmission to humans by eliminating the parasite from domestic cattle. Researchers at Edinburgh...

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Today, the World Health Organization declares that Ebola virus transmission has been stopped in Sierra Leone. Forty-two days, that is two Ebola virus incubation cycles, have now passed since the last person...

The Ministry of Health on the island country of Cape Verde announced Tuesday that Zika virus has been confirmed in the capital city of Praia, according to a MOH press release (computer translated). Health...

With more than 200 cases of dengue fever reported as of Monday in the Darfur states in Sudan, the country’s Federal Ministry of Health reports that dengue fever has reached “an epidemic stage”,...

For more than one year, Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone have been experiencing the largest and most complex outbreaks of Ebola in history. Outbreaks are continuing in Guinea. Currently, there are no...

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A new campaign is calling for an end to human deaths from dog-transmitted rabies by 2030. The End Rabies Now campaign urges the international community to step up efforts to eliminate human deaths due...

With the arrival of hot and rainy season, the country of Mozambique is on the verge of a cholera outbreak, according to a O País report (computer translated). Since September, the southern African nation...

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The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today issued an advisory for travelers to Tanzania in response to the large cholera outbreak in the East African country. The cholera outbreak has...

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One new case of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 1 (cVDPV1) was reported in the past week in Madagascar, with onset of paralysis on 22 August from Sud-Ouest province, according to the Global...

The insect transmitted parasitic infection, kala-azar, or visceral leishmaniasis (VL) has taken more than 150 lives in South Sudan, according to a recent local media report.  United Nations Office for...