An outbreak of the mosquito borne viral disease, yellow fever, has killed three people to date in the West Gonga District of northern Ghana in West Africa, according to local media reports. The outbreak...

In what is likely to be the next eradicated infectious disease following smallpox, the Carter Center announced some big progress concerning Guinea worm disease today. Only 22 cases of Guinea worm disease...

Rift Valley Fever (RVF) is mosquito-borne virus that is endemic in parts of Africa. It primarily infects animals like sheep, cattle and goats and it can have an economic impact on a community due to the...

Just a week after two Lassa fever deaths were reported from Kano State in north-western Nigeria, officials in the eastern Nigerian state of Taraba are reporting an outbreak of the zoonotic viral disease,...

Health workers at the world’s largest refugee complex in Kenya are gaining the upper hand in battling a cholera outbreak that has killed 10 people and sickened around 1,000 others since it broke...

In an update on the measles epidemic in Katanga in the southeast of Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the number of cases have nearly doubled in the past three months, according to data from the Ministry...

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Today the World Health Organization (WHO) declares the end of Ebola virus transmission in the Republic of Guinea. Forty-two days have passed since the last person confirmed to have Ebola virus disease...

A father and son from a local village have died from Lassa fever at Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital in Kano, according to a local media report. These are likely the first cases in the north-western state. According...

In a follow-up report on the Zimbabwe anthrax outbreak, health officials now say the number of villagers in Umzingwane district has risen to 56, including a number of small children as of Tuesday, according...

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In a update from a previous report of Zika virus infection on the island country of Cape Verde, the World Health Organization (WHO) now reports the situation as of Dec. 6: Between the end of September...