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No Cholera outbreak in Kumasi in three years – Mayor

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There has not been any Cholera outbreak in the Kumasi Metropolis outbreak in the last three years, Mr. Osei Assibey-Antwi, the Mayor, has revealed. “The...
Measles

Nigeria: Measles Outbreak Claims the Lives of 13 Children

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Thirteen children have been confirmed killed following an outbreak of measles in Nigeria's northern state of Borno, local authorities said on Friday. In a statement...
Lassa Fever

Nigeria: 69 Deaths Reported from Lassa Fever Outbreak

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Nigerian authorities confirmed that 69 people had been killed so far in the latest outbreak of Lassa fever in the country. In a statement reaching...
Tilapia

FAO investigates reported outbreak of deadly Tilapia virus in Lake Victoria

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The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has set up a committee to investigate the reported outbreak of the Tilapia Lake Virus in Lake...
Rift Valley Fever

Nigeria: Investigations underway for suspected yellow fever outbreak

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Nigerian health authorities have launched an investigation into a suspected yellow fever outbreak in the southern state of Edo, according to an official on...

Cholera Outbreak in Zimbabwe: Amnesty International Cautions Gov’t to Take Immediate Action.

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Amnesty International has called on Zimbabwean authorities as a matter of urgency to swiftly put measures in place to address the cholera epidemic that...
Ebola volunteers

WMA Demands Extensive Response to New Ebola Outbreak

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The World Medical Association (WMA) has echoed the call from the World Health Organisation for a vigorous response to the latest Ebola outbreak in...
Rift Valley Fever

Lassa Fever Outbreak kills 22 people in Liberia

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Liberian authorities on Wednesday confirmed 22 deaths have been recorded across the country following the outbreak of Lassa fever since January. In a statement, the...
Ebola testing

Angola Covers All Angles Towards Ebola Prevention

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Angola is taking measures to prevent the Ebola virus disease, following its outbreak in neighboring Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), according to a...

Liberia warns public over monkeypox outbreak

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Liberian health authorities on Tuesday issued an alert on the possible outbreak of monkeypox, an infectious disease which is found mostly in central and...
Namibia

One dies in hepatitis E outbreak in Namibian capital

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One person has died of hepatitis E and nine others tested positive in Namibia's capital Windhoek, the health ministry said Wednesday. Health minister Bernard Haufiku...
Swine flu

Ghana on high alert after reported cases of swine flu

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The Ghana Health Service (GHS) has warned of an outbreak of swine flu, or H1N1, in the country, local media reported on Monday. The alert...
Kenya

Kenya ups surveillance against plague, Marburg

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Kenya has strengthened surveillance in all its border counties and entry points, including airports, to prevent outbreak of plague and Marburg diseases, which are...
forecast

Tanzania’s weather agency issues alert over floods, outbreak of diseases

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The Tanzania Meteorological Agency (TMA) on Tuesday issued an alert over oncoming seasonal rains expected to begin in November, saying they might lead to...
Ebola volunteers

Courageous volunteers saved up to 10, 000 lives during Ebola outbreak

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Courageous volunteers may have prevented more than 10,000 Ebola cases during the 2013-2016 West Africa outbreak, according to estimates in a study published today. The...
Terry-Gibson

DRC Ebola Outbreak with West Africa as Case Study

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With a new outbreak of Ebola cases being announced last week in the Democratic Republic of Congo, I am reminded of early 2014 when...
Hospital

Cape Coast Hit With Likely Cases of Cholera

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file image The Directorate of Health Services (DHS), University of Cape Coast (UCC) has cautioned people within the Cape Coast Metropolis to be vigilant as...
Ghana Cocoa Board

Cocobod To Conduct Country-Wide Survey On CSSVD Outbreak

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The Ghana Cocoa Board (Cocobod) is to treat and rehabilitate a total of 10,000 hectares of diseased and overage cocoa farms in the Western...

Students of St. Charles SHS Return to School

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Some 500 students of the St. Charles Senior High School in Tamale in the Northern Region who were sent home after a fire outbreak...

St. Charles SHS Sents Home Students After Fire Outbreak

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Continuing students of the St. Charles Senior High School in Tamale in the Northern Region have been sent home following fire that gutted the...

GHS Discredits Ebola Outbreak Speculation

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The Ghana Health Service (GHS) and the Ministry of Health (MoH), has discredited rumours of an Ebola outbreak in the country.An audio clip circulating...

Ashaiman Fire: 7 People Feared Dead, 4 Cars Seriously Burnt

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Seven people are feared dead and four cars totally burnt Sunday afternoon in a fire outbreak that occurred at a petrol filling station behind...
Rift Valley Fever

Swine fever outbreak hits western Tanzania

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The African swine fever (ASF) has broken out in the western Tanzania's district of Kalambo District, killing nearly 200 pigs, an official said Sunday. ...
Bird Flu

Bird flu outbreak hits poultry farms in central Nigeria

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A bird flu outbreak hit at least six farms in Nigeria's central state of Plateau, killing at least 11,000 birds last week, said a...
Old women

Zimbabwe trains farmers to fight armyworm outbreak

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Zimbabwe has put in place a national response strategy, including training of farmers, to deal with a nationwide fall armyworm outbreak that has threatened...
Bird Flu

H5N1 bird flu outbreak reported in SE Cambodia

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An outbreak of H5N1 avian flu has hit a backyard poultry in southeastern Cambodia's Svay Rieng province, said a World Organization for Animal Health...
Namibia

Army worm outbreak hits Namibia’s biggest irrigation scheme

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One of Namibia's biggest green scheme projects Etunda irrigation farm has been hit by an army worm outbreak. The 600-hectare Etunda...

Fire Outbreak: 10 Residents in Drobo Left Without Accommodation

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About 10 residents and their dependants in a compound house at Drobo in the Jaman South District of the Brong Ahafo region have been...
Ghana Health service

Ghana says have strong surveillance system to prevent dengue outbreak

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Dr Emmanuel Kojo Tenkorang, Western Regional Director of Health Services, said the surveillance systems and response mechanisms in Ghana are able to detect...
Myanmar military

Border trade activities stop due to conflicts in Myanmar’s northern state

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At present, no traffic is allowed to pass through the route near Muse, Kutkai and Lashio townships which are the economic centers of Shan...