Durban, South Africa has not seen a case of the serious vaccine-preventable disease, diphtheria in more than 20 years. The last laboratory-confirmed case of respiratory diphtheria in South Africa occurred...

Thousands of people in the Kilimanjaro region of Tanzania have been diagnosed with the blood fluke, schistosomiasis, or other parasitic worm diseases, according to local media reports. Officials in the...

Since the last report on the Niger meningococcal meningitis outbreak twelve days ago, the west African country has seen another doubling of cases of the dangerous bacterial infection. The Ministry of...

Seven people were killed last week in the attack on a UN vehicle in Garowe, Somalia, four of which were UNICEF workers. Five others were injured. Two of those killed were polio workers with the Global...

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A child dies every minute from malaria in Africa where it is estimated that 9 out of 10 malaria deaths occur. In 2013, there were 528 000 deaths from malaria and about 78% of these were in children under...

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Following one of the worst measles outbreaks in Sudan’s recent history, the Ministry of Health with support from UNICEF, the Measles and Rubella Initiative (M&RI) and national partners, is launching...

In addition to Niger in West Africa reporting a serious outbreak of meningococcal and pneumococcal meningitis this year that has taken the lives of about 75 in two major cities, other countries in the...

The large outbreak of typhoid fever that has stricken some 12,000 people in Uganda has prompted the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to issue a travel notice for those going to the East...

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After a week’s worth of reports on the “mystery illness” in Nigeria’s Ondo State, which killed 19, it is now reported that it may be linked to methanol poisoning, according to...

The list of infectious agents that have ruled out in the “mystery illness” in Ondo State, Nigeria is extensive:  Ebola Virus, Yellow Fever, Lassa Fever Virus, Rift Valley Fever Virus, Dengue...