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In an updated Summary and Assessment from the World Health Organization (WHO) dated Jan. 26, global health officials report 24 new laboratory confirmed human cases of avian influenza A(H5N1) virus infection,...

The plague outbreak in Madagascar was discussed in Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO), Dr Margaret Chan;s address to the Executive Board Monday. The outbreak that included 119...

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In a follow-up to a report in November, Benin’s health minister announced earlier this month that the Lassa fever outbreak was over, according to a ReliefWeb report (computer translated). Minister...

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As Nigeria marks six months without a new case of polio, Rotary has announced $8.1 in grants to help the country in its final push to eradicate the disease within its borders. The funds will be used by...

The number of human cases of H5N1 avian influenza in Egypt has increased to 21 since the beginning of the year, according to a report by the news source, Tahir News (computer translated). The report states...

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Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and The Carter Center congratulate Ghana on being certified by the World Health Organization this week as having eliminated Guinea worm (Dracunculus medinensis), a water-borne...

The Mali Ministry of Health confirmed the first case of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in the country October 23, 2014 in Kayes following an imported case. A second outbreak was recorded in Bamako November...

Egyptian health authorities have confirmed four additional human cases of H5N1 avian influenza for 2015, bring the total to 17. The 14th case is a 27-year-old woman from Monofia. She is currently being...

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Just days after a joint committee in Kenya said the mass vaccination of tetanus is a safe program and should go on, the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB) released a lengthy statement that concluded...

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A Sierra Leone Red Cross Society staff member has become the first death of a Red Cross volunteer or staff member in Sierra Leone since response operations were launched in April 2014, according to the International...