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A Sierra Leone Red Cross Society staff member has become the first death of a Red Cross volunteer or staff member in Sierra Leone since response operations were launched in April 2014, according to the International...

Approximately 200 people have been infected and 20 have died as a result of a cholera outbreak in the Rivers State in southern Nigeria, according to a Guardian News report. The outbreak in various communities...

The Egyptian Ministry of Health announced today two additional human H5N1 avian influenza cases, bringing the total this year to 12. According to the health ministry (computer translated), one case is...

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The Ebola epidemic in Liberia could likely be eliminated by June 2015 if the current high rate of hospitalization and vigilance can be maintained, according to a new model developed by ecologists at the...

H5N1 avian influenza (AI) has really made it’s presence known in Egypt in the past month or so as the World Health Organization (WHO) reports 18 new laboratory-confirmed human cases of avian influenza...

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After a flurry of controversy about a claimed tainted tetanus vaccine in Kenya, results from samples sourced by a joint committee show that the vaccines are safe, according to several African news sources. A...

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In what some believe may be the next worldwide eradicated infectious disease in very short order, the number of Guinea worm disease cases decreased by another 15 percent to only 126 cases (provisional)...

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The West Africa Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) epidemic has affected the hardest hit countries, Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone,  in many adverse ways. This includes focusing most or all health care resources...

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The World Health Organization (WHO) has given it’s stamp of approval for the use of the meningitis group A vaccine, MenAfriVac® in infants in Sub-Sahara Africa. In the four years since its introduction...

The Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak in the intense-transmission countries of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone continues to hit new highs and one group of people have been affected particularly hard-...