The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescents Societies (IFRC) today launched a 1.4 million Swiss franc emergency appeal to support the Angola Red Cross Society respond to the worst yellow...

In a report released today by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), an Independent Panel formed to review HHS’s response to Ebola made several recommendations on how the nation’s...

In a follow-up to to an earlier report on the anthrax outbreak in Nakuru County, Kenya, officials now put the cutaneous anthrax case count at 70, according a Standard Media report. Patients are reported...

Officials in Nakuru County in eastern Kenya are reporting that up to three dozen people are being treated for the bacterial disease, anthrax, according to a local media report. Rongai Sub County Veterinary...

Health officials in Cape Verde announced late last week on eleven Zika-linked microcephaly cases through mid-June, according to a A Semana report (computer translated). The announcement by medical epidemiologist...

The World Health Organization (WHO) announced this week they would be launching emergency preemptive vaccination campaigns on the DR Congo, Angola border and the city of Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic...

“I declare today a localized epidemic of yellow fever in the provinces of Kinshasa, Kongo Central and Kwango,” said Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) Health Minister Felix Kabange Monday,...

The north-western Nigerian state of Kebbi has reported 99 active leprosy cases since October 2015, according to a Nigeria media report Saturday. The data was disclosed after an investigation by The Leprosy...

The mosquito borne viral disease, yellow fever, has caught the attention of health authorities world wide and the focus remains on Angola. Since early December,  the Ministry of Health has reported a...

In a follow-up to a report last week concerning a planned cull of hippopotamus in the Luangwa River Valley of Zambia due to “potential future anthrax spread”, the wildlife conservation organization,...