By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews Nigeria In 2017, Nigeria detected its first monkeypox case in 39 years. Since September 2017, Nigeria has continued to report sporadic cases of monkeypox. From September...

By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews To date, no new cases or deaths from Ebola virus disease (EVD) have been reported in Guinea and the 42-day countdown that was started on 8 May 2021 to declare the...

By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenew Lassa fever The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) reported five additional confirmed Lassa fever cases, all from Edo State the week ending May 30. This brings...

By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) in South Africa reports the first laboratory-confirmed imported case of a hantavirus infection in May 2021. The...

By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews A suspected case of Guinea worm disease, or dracunculiasis, is being investigated in Agorkpoe Eloekope Community, North Tongu District, Volta Region in Ghana. The...

By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews In a follow-up to a report on a plague outbreak in Ituri province in northeast Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) last week, officials say they are investigating...

By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews Samples from a 19-year-old female from Mbarara district in Southwestern Uganda tested positive for Rift Valley Fever (RVF) at the Uganda Virus Research Institute...

By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews The Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI) has detected the Indian COVID-19 variant in Kampala. According to officials from the Ministry of Health, the variant also...

By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews According to ARS Reunion Wednesday, from May 10 to 16, 2,074 cases of dengue were confirmed. The epidemic continues at a high level despite the onset of the southern...

By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews In north-eastern Nigeria, officials with the Borno State Government reported 491 suspected cases of measles the week ending May 17, bringing the state total for 2021...