For more than one year, Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone have been experiencing the largest and most complex outbreaks of Ebola in history. Outbreaks are continuing in Guinea. Currently, there are no...

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A new campaign is calling for an end to human deaths from dog-transmitted rabies by 2030. The End Rabies Now campaign urges the international community to step up efforts to eliminate human deaths due...

With the arrival of hot and rainy season, the country of Mozambique is on the verge of a cholera outbreak, according to a O País report (computer translated). Since September, the southern African nation...

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The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today issued an advisory for travelers to Tanzania in response to the large cholera outbreak in the East African country. The cholera outbreak has...

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One new case of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 1 (cVDPV1) was reported in the past week in Madagascar, with onset of paralysis on 22 August from Sud-Ouest province, according to the Global...

The insect transmitted parasitic infection, kala-azar, or visceral leishmaniasis (VL) has taken more than 150 lives in South Sudan, according to a recent local media report.  United Nations Office for...

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More than 3.7 billion people under the age of 50 – or 67% of the population – are infected with herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1), according to WHO’s first global estimates of HSV-1 infection published...

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Drug-resistant forms of Plasmodium falciparum, the deadliest species among malaria parasites, are able to infect the type of mosquito that is the main transmitter of malaria in Africa, according to findings...

Likely due to massive civil unrest in war torn Libya, scores of people in the capital city of Tripoli have sought medical attention for leishmaniasis, a parasitic infection transmitted to people via the...

In a follow-up report on the death of a Nigerian individual who reportedly demonstrated symptoms resembling a hemorrhagic fever like Ebola Virus Disease (EVD), World Health Organization (WHO) officials...