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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,...

The number of additional cases of meningococcal disease cases in Niger has increased by nearly 800 in a week, according to Niger’s Health Minister Mano Aghali this past weekend. The number of cases...

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The UN refugee on Friday reported that a cholera epidemic this week in Tanzania’s lakeside Kagunga area has killed two local people and 29 Burundian refugees, adding to the serious challenges created...

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The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations (UN) reported earlier the third human case of H9N2 avian influenza in a 7-year-old boy from the north African country. The child presented...

Egypt has been reporting a record year in human cases of avian influenza virus H5N1 in 2015, in fact, international health officials have reported 165 cases from Nov. 2014 to April 30, 2015. This is...