By NewsDesk  @bactiman63 The World Health Organization (WHO) announced today that more  than 690,000 children aged 6 – 59 months were vaccinated since the second phase of the measles follow up campaign...

By NewsDesk  @bactiman63 The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) in South Africa reported on three laboratory-confirmed measles cases in two provinces between Oct. 30 and Nov. 5. Officials...

By NewsDesk  @bactiman63 The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) reported an additional five confirmed Lassa fever cases last week, including one death, bringing the total confirmed cases/deaths...

By NewsDesk  @bactiman63 In a follow-up on the 11th Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the World Health Organization (WHO) announced today the outbreak has been declared over. “Overcoming...

By NewsDesk  @bactiman63 In a follow-up on the Rift Valley fever (RVF) outbreak in the African country of Mauritania, between September 4 to November 7, a total of 214 people were sampled and their samples...

By NewsDesk  @bactiman63 In a joint World Health Organization (WHO) and US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) report Friday, the number of measles cases climb to a global total of 869,770, the highest...

By NewsDesk  @bactiman63 The World Health Organization (WHO) announced recently that Malawi has been validated to have eliminated lymphatic filariasis as a public health problem. MSD, GSK, and the Mectizan...

By NewsDesk  @bactiman63 The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) reports supporting a response to suspected outbreak of yellow fever. This is following reports of a sudden spike in cases and deaths...

By NewsDesk  @bactiman63 In a follow-up on the chikungunya outbreak in Chad in north-central Africa, health officials report the chikungunya epidemic is in sharp decline with a daily average of 10 cases...

By NewsDesk  @bactiman63 An outbreak of an unidentified disease has claimed the lives of at least 57 people in the southeastern Nigerian state of Enugu, according to local media. The communities of...