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Nigeria is suffering its worst outbreak of Lassa fever, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday, as local health officials said 72 people had died since the start of this year.Read More
Seventy-two people have died from Lassa fever since the start of the year, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) said Wednesday.Read More
Twenty-six Congolese refugees at a fast-growing camp in western Uganda died from acute diarrhoea in just three days, the UN said Thursday.Read More
The devastating effect of Ebola on Liberia's fragile health system may have killed more people than the virus itself, a new study says, many of them pregnant women and malaria patients.Read More

Posted On October 16, 2017By In None

Nigeria confirms three cases of monkeypox

Nigeria said Monday it had confirmed three cases of monkeypox after receiving dozens of reports of the disease since last month in seven states across the country's south.Read More
Health officials in Nigeria have called for calm after dozens of suspected cases of monkeypox were reported in seven states across the south of the country.Read More
Geneva (AFP) The World Health Organization said Tuesday there was a “moderate risk” that a plague outbreak in Madagascar would spread to other countries in the region, but advised against travel restrictions. The outbreak of both bubonic plague, which is spread by infected rats via flea bites, and pneumonic plague, spread person to person, has infected 133 people, killing 24 of them, since August 1, according to WHO numbers. Madagascar has suffered plague outbreaks almost every year since 1980, often caused by rats fleeing forest fires. But WHO spokesman ChristianRead More
The Chadian government said Thursday that more than 50 people have died of cholera in Chad where authorities have since declared an outbreak.Read More
At least 44 people have now died in a cholera outbreak in northeast Nigeria, the United Nations said Monday, calling for nearly $10 million to keep the disease from spreading.Read More
Maiduguri (Nigeria) (AFP) At least 44 people have now died in a cholera outbreak in northeast Nigeria, the United Nations said Monday, calling for nearly $10 million to keep the disease from spreading. “To date, the outbreak has claimed at least 44 lives, out of close to 2,300 confirmed and/or suspected cases,” the world body said in a statement. About $9.9 million (8.3 million euros) is needed as part of the relief effort, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said. The first cholera case was identifiedRead More