The Nigeria Federal Ministry of Health is reporting an increase in Lassa fever in 2016 to date, according to the latest data from the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control. During the first six months...

In a move to prevent a cholera outbreak from spreading, the Ministry of Health of South Sudan with support from the World Health Organization (WHO) and health partners are ramping up disease surveillance...

Three new laboratory-confirmed human cases of avian influenza A(H5N1) virus infection were reported to the World Health Organization (WHO). A 2-year-old male resident of Cairo Governorate, Egypt, had...

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The World Health Organization (WHO) announced that they would be sending a mission into Guinea-Bissau to assist in a Zika outbreak which has affected four people, according to a Sapo report (computer...

Though the West African Ebola outbreak that began in 2013 is now under control, 23 countries remain environmentally suitable for animal-to-human transmission of the Ebola virus. Only seven of these countries...

As the 21st International AIDS Conference gets underway in Durban this week, UNICEF warned that despite remarkable global progress in tackling the HIV/AIDS pandemic, much work remains to be done to protect...

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Since Dec 5, 2016, the Angola Ministry of Health has reported a total of 3625 suspected cases of which 876 are laboratory confirmed. The total number of reported deaths is 357, of which 117 have been...

Countries across West and Central Africa are on alert as the highly pathogenic avian influenza virus H5N1 continues to spread across the region, with Cameroon becoming the latest African country to detect...

Health officials report a measles outbreak at a ATC Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camp in Maiduguri, which resulted in 22 illnesses and six fatalities, according to a Nigerian news source. The...

An outbreak of schistosomiasis, or bilharzia that affected dozens of school children at Maradu Primary School in Francistown, Botswana is reportedly under control, according to Dr Gobezie Solomon, coordinator...