The consumption of anthrax tainted meat has been linked to an outbreak of suspected Bacillus anthracis infections in Nzoka village, Momba district of the Songwe Region of Tanzania, according to Tanzanian...

Ugandan health officials have confirmed that a health worker has died of Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever (CCHF) at the end of December, according to a Daily Monitor report. This is part of an outbreak...

The Togo government confirmed last week a Lassa fever case reported in Doufelgou district in the north of the country, according to a Agence de Press Africaine report (computer translated). This was...

The most likely source of the cholera epidemic in Yemen has been discovered by scientists. Through the use of genomic sequencing, scientists at the Wellcome Sanger Institute and Institut Pasteur estimate...

In a follow-up on the monkeypox situation in Nigeria in 2018,  health officials continue to report sporadic cases of monkeypox since the beginning of 2018. For the period of November 14 – December...

In a follow-up on the dengue fever outbreak in Senegal, the Ministry of Health and Social Action announced this week (computer translated) that the dengue epidemic that started in mid-September is now...

A new study from the Wellcome Sanger Institute, the MRC-University of Glasgow Centre for Virus Research and collaborators and published in the Journal Hepatology of the discovery of three new hepatitis...

Benin health officials announced this week of three Lassa fever cases (2 confirmed, 1 probable) reported  in the municipality of Parakou in Borgou Department in the northern part of the country. According...

According to the World Health Organization, early analysis of campaign data points to a successful vaccination round in a polio-free country at risk of possible importation. In the last week of October,...

A suspected anthrax outbreak in one of Zimbabwe’s famous parks has resulted in the death of some 100 impala, according to a news24 report. Zimbabwe state wildlife authority spokesperson Tinashe...