Recent heavy rains have led to devastating floods in eight southern provinces and caused the drowning deaths of at least 15 people in Songkhla, Kanchanaburi…
Suggestions from some politicians that the current mumps outbreak was imported from New Zealand with returning World Cup players have been refuted by the…
Up to 1 million young children are to be targeted in a reactive vaccination campaign against yellow fever planned for the states of Kogi, Kwara and Zamfara.…
An epidemic of meningococcal meningitis was declared on Dec 12th in the south-central region of Zinder, bordering Nigeria. Sub-Saharan areas of the country lie…
According to a local news report, the plague outbreak is now in its endemic phase with several months of the annual peak incidence to run. New cases have been…
In an update on cholera in Kenya issued by the WHO this week, two main concerns were raised: there is a cycle of continuous transmission with ~70% of cases…
Up to Dec 2nd, cholera infections in the southern region of Ruvuma (bordering Mozambique and Lake Malawi) have led to the deaths of eight people and…
Dengue fever cases are about one-fifth of last year’s figures as of December – 2,627 compared with 12,500 for 2016. Currently there are three active clusters…
ReliefWeb has published a government report on the dengue fever outbreak – ‘a cumulative total of 1,522 clinical and confirmed cases with 339 hospital…
The end of the monsoons normally brings a marked drop in the incidence of dengue fever, but this year Karnataka has recorded a further 3,000+ cases since…
Hong Kong’s Centre for Health Protection has alerted ‘parents, schools/institutions and healthcare professionals for heightened vigilance against scarlet fever…
Lusaka’s cholera outbreak continues, with the total number of cases over the two months climbing to 575 and 15 deaths – after a drop in cases for a 4-week…