“Rotten pie” and a north African sausage called “cachir” is being blamed for a botulism outbreak in Batna, Algeria, according to a El Watan report (computer translated). The seven...

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The Minister of Health in the Republic of South Sudan, Dr. Riek Gai Kok has declared an outbreak of cholera in Juba County, South Sudan. On 1 June 2015, a cholera case was confirmed in UN House PoC after...

In some exciting news from South Sudan Wednesday, the Ministry of Health has reported seven consecutive months without a confirmed case of Guinea worm disease and introduced cash rewards for reported...

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The cholera risk remains high in villages around entry points for asylum seekers in Kigoma region, Western Tanzania. The daily influx of asylum seekers has caused the population in the Nyarugusu camp in...

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The external assessment team that conducted the final Polio outbreak assessment in Ethiopia on 8-12 June 2015 confirmed that Ethiopia has successfully interrupted polio transmission. This encouraging conclusion...

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The situation of the meningitis epidemic in Niger, caused by Neisseria meningitidis serogroup C, has improved thanks to intensive efforts at the national and international levels. A significant reduction...

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In a follow-up to a report last year of a measles outbreak in Katanga, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), officials with Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) say this years outbreak is the worst since 2011. “Measles...

With nearly 200,000 cases of diarrheal disease reported as of mid-May in Zimbabwe’s capital of Harare and surrounding areas, which have resulted in some 200 deaths, health officials are looking at...

The meningococcal disease outbreak in the Africa Meningitis Belt country of Niger has peaked, according to officials at the World Health Organization. To date, 8,234 people have contracted the serious...

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The ongoing cholera outbreak in western Tanzania appears to be improving thanks to intensive national and international efforts, but the risk of transmission remains high due to limited access to shelter,...