Officials with Emory University Hospital in Atlanta report expecting a patient from West Africa with suspected Lassa fever this weekend. The patient’s diagnosis is not yet confirmed. Emory will work...

Two people have died from anthrax after consuming tainted meat in the Bawku West District of the Upper East Region, according to local media. It was revealed that last week, some animals in Widnaba...

Egypt reported some 160 human cases of H5N1 avian influenza during 2014-2015, by far the most cases the country ever reported. On Monday, the FAO/EMPRES reported on the first case in 2016, according...

The number of wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1) stands at five for 2016 to date, with the addition of three new cases in Pakistan in the past week. According to the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI),...

Some 22 people were sickened and hospitalized for anthrax after consuming tainted beef in the southeastern province of Masvingo, Zimbabwe, according to local media Thursday. The incident occurred in...

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Yellow fever virus is found in tropical and subtropical areas in South America and Africa. The virus is transmitted to people by the bite...

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Earlier this week, health officials in Abuja, Nigeria suspected that a “mystery outbreak” that killed some 13 people may have been due to dysentery or typhoid in Saburi community. However,...

In a follow up on the yellow fever outbreak situation in the South African country of Angola, health officials say the outbreak has grown to 434 cases of the serious mosquito borne viral illness and of...

New data released by the World Health Organization (WHO) reveals that for the six years from Jan. 1, 2010 to Dec. 31 2015,  3248 cases of plague in humans were reported, resulting in 584 deaths. Of this...

Global vaccine experts and officials from all 26 African “meningitis belt” countries have convened in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to celebrate one of Africa’s biggest public health achievements—the introduction...