The meningococcal disease outbreak in the Africa Meningitis Belt country of Niger has peaked, according to officials at the World Health Organization. To date, 8,234 people have contracted the serious...

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The ongoing cholera outbreak in western Tanzania appears to be improving thanks to intensive national and international efforts, but the risk of transmission remains high due to limited access to shelter,...

The number of additional cases of meningococcal disease cases in Niger has increased by nearly 800 in a week, according to Niger’s Health Minister Mano Aghali this past weekend. The number of cases...

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The UN refugee on Friday reported that a cholera epidemic this week in Tanzania’s lakeside Kagunga area has killed two local people and 29 Burundian refugees, adding to the serious challenges created...

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The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations (UN) reported earlier the third human case of H9N2 avian influenza in a 7-year-old boy from the north African country. The child presented...

Egypt has been reporting a record year in human cases of avian influenza virus H5N1 in 2015, in fact, international health officials have reported 165 cases from Nov. 2014 to April 30, 2015. This is...

The meningococcal meningitis epidemic in Niger has jumped by another 2,000 cases and 100 deaths since last reported here about one week ago. The latest data, as of May 8, published by Doctors without...

The World Health Organization (WHO) on Saturday declared Liberia free of Ebola virus transmission. Forty-two days have passed since the last laboratory-confirmed case was buried on 28 March 2015. The...

Currently, there are no known cases of Ebola in Liberia. As of April 18, 2015, contacts of Liberia’s last known Ebola patient have completed their 21-day monitoring period and are no longer at risk for...

Since the last report on the Niger meningitis outbreak in the end of April, the case tally in the west African nation has doubled while the death toll has increased by 100. African media accounts state...