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For decades there has been a demonstrable connection between dams in Africa and an increase in the parasitic disease, schistosomiasis. Now, South African and Australian researchers correlate the location...

The World Health Organization (WHO) reported today a new cholera outbreak in the east African nation of Tanzania where the case count has reached nearly 1,000 since August. According to the UN health...

The West African country of Mali is on high alert after a circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2) was detected in a child in the capital city of Bamako, according to health officials. This...

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In a follow-up to recent reports here on Outbreak News Today concerning the plague outbreak in Madagascar HERE and HERE, the World Health Organization (WHO) released an update Sunday with more details...

In a follow-up report on a outbreak of pneumonic plague in a village near Moramanga, Madagascar, a ProMED report Saturday (computer translated) reveals there have been 12 cases of the very dangerous disease...

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The World Health Organization (WHO) today declared Liberia free of Ebola virus transmission in the human population. Forty-two days have passed since the second negative test on 22 July 2015 of the last...

The measles outbreak in Katanga province in southern Democratic Republic of the Congo worsens and help and resources are lacking in the battle against the vial outbreak, according to the international...

The Mozambican Health Ministry announced recently plans to battle two devastating infectious diseases in the southeast Africa country- rotavirus and trachoma. Health officials announced they will be...

In a follow-up to the malaria outbreak in northern Uganda, which has been ongoing for some two months and health officials say things only seem to be getting worse. Local media report that the 10 districts...

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Detection of a new case of Ebola virus disease in Kambia, Sierra Leone after the country had marked almost three weeks of zero cases has set in motion the first ‘ring vaccination’ use of the experimental...