As of yesterday, more than 500 people were confirmed admitted to designated treatment centres after being diagnosed with typhoid, the Health Ministry reports. The source of the bacterial outbreak is...

The Uganda Health Ministry has reported at least two deaths associated to the typhoid outbreak in three Central Uganda districts, according to a Coast Week report. Of the 142 suspect typhoid cases reported...

Three deaths linked to gastrointestinal anthrax reported just over the border of South Sudan and northwestern Uganda was recently reported by the Xinhua News service. The three South Sudan nationals...

By

The World Health Organization (WHO) announced Thursday that the first rapid Ebola test is now ready for procurement to Ebola affected countries. The ReEBOV Antigen Rapid Test Kit, manufactured by Corgenix...

By

A clinical trial called HVTN 100 has been launched in South Africa to study an investigational HIV vaccine regimen for safety and the immune responses it generates in study participants. This experimental...

By

17 February 2015, Rome/Conakry – Tens of thousands of people in rural areas of Guinea worst-hit by the Ebola epidemic will receive training on how to prevent the spread of the disease and support...

By

The Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB) released a slew of documents Friday in response to the tetanus vaccine controversy in the African country and in response to laboratory reports that claim...

Mike Coston is the Owner/Editor of Avian Flu Diary We’ve news of a human H9N2 infection in Aswan, as well as a bit of confirmation of our H5N1 count for Egypt this year, courtesy of the latestFAO/EMPRES...

The plague outbreak continues on the island of Madagascar, according to the World Health Organization (WHO) Wednesday; however, it appears to be slowing as the seasonal peak period comes to a close. Since...

By

Kaduna state, in North-Central Nigeria, has become the 12th state to be affected by H5N1 avian influenza, according to a Nigerian Bulletin thread. A poultry farm in the Mando area was hit with the highly...