Today, WHO declares the end of the most recent outbreak of Ebola virus disease in Liberia and says all known chains of transmission have been stopped in West Africa. But the Organization says the job is...

An outbreak of suspected Lassa fever in at least 10 states in Nigeria since November has resulted in up to 40 fatalities, according to Nigerian health officials.  Health Minister Isaac Adewole said during...

Plague outbreaks occur annually on the island country of Madagascar and 2015 was no different. Health officials said Thursday that the outbreak that began in August has resulted in some 174 bubonic plague...

The death toll has reached nine due to pneumococcal meningitis in the Tain District of the Brong Ahafo Region in South Ghana, according to a Citi 97.3 fm report. The outbreak of the bacterial infection...

An outbreak of the mosquito borne viral disease, yellow fever, has killed three people to date in the West Gonga District of northern Ghana in West Africa, according to local media reports. The outbreak...

In what is likely to be the next eradicated infectious disease following smallpox, the Carter Center announced some big progress concerning Guinea worm disease today. Only 22 cases of Guinea worm disease...

Rift Valley Fever (RVF) is mosquito-borne virus that is endemic in parts of Africa. It primarily infects animals like sheep, cattle and goats and it can have an economic impact on a community due to the...

Just a week after two Lassa fever deaths were reported from Kano State in north-western Nigeria, officials in the eastern Nigerian state of Taraba are reporting an outbreak of the zoonotic viral disease,...

Health workers at the world’s largest refugee complex in Kenya are gaining the upper hand in battling a cholera outbreak that has killed 10 people and sickened around 1,000 others since it broke...

In an update on the measles epidemic in Katanga in the southeast of Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the number of cases have nearly doubled in the past three months, according to data from the Ministry...