Marburg virus: Two deaths reported in Uganda

Health officials in Uganda are reporting two Marburg virus fatalities in Kween District in the eastern part of the country. According to a post by the Uganda Virus Research Institute: Uganda Virus Research Institute has confirmed cases of the deadly Marburg virus in Kween District on the western slopes of Mt. Elgon in Eastern Uganda. Two people […] The post Marburg virus: Two deaths reported in Uganda appeared first on Outbreak News…

October 19, 2017
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Yellow fever vaccination campaign launched in Nigeria

Since the report of a yellow fever case in Kwara State, Nigeria in mid-September, the Government of Nigeria has launched a campaign to immunize 873,837 people against yellow fever in the states of Kwara and Kogi. The ten-day campaign began on Friday, 13 October 2017, and mobilizes more than 200 health workers and volunteers. It […] The post Yellow fever vaccination campaign launched in Nigeria appeared first on Outbreak News…

October 17, 2017
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Burkina Faso declares dengue outbreak

The Burkina Faso Ministry of Health declared a dengue fever outbreak on Sep. 28 after seeing a dramatic increase in the incidence of the mosquito borne viral disease in the country, especially around the districts of Ouagadougou, the capital city since early August. Between the beginning of the year and Oct 8, a cumulative total of 2,298 (suspected, […] The post Burkina Faso declares dengue outbreak appeared first on Outbreak News Today. Africa…

October 16, 2017
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Seychelles ‘plague’ update: 13 people remain in isolation

In a follow-up on the suspected plague situation in Seychelles, the Ministry of Health released an update on Saturday morning describing the current situation. As of Oct. 14, a total of 13 people remain admitted in isolation including the index “probable” case who is currently stable and asymptomatic. The other 12 patients in the hospital remain stable on treatment […] The post Seychelles ‘plague’ update: 13 people remain in isolation appeared first on Outbreak…

October 15, 2017
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Uganda measles outbreak tops 550 cases since April

In a follow-up to a report on the measles outbreak in Uganda, UN health officials say the country has reported 552 and one death since the outbreak was declared April 8. The case breakdown shows 309 cases from Kampala and 243 from Wakiso, with mostly young children being affected. Three-quarters of the confirmed cases were unvaccinated. The […] The post Uganda measles outbreak tops 550 cases since April appeared first on Outbreak…

September 28, 2017
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Anthrax downs 42 hippos in Tanzania’s Ruaha National Park

More than 40 hippopotami in Ruaha National Park have succumbed to the lethal bacterial disease, anthrax, according to a local media report. A spokesman for the south-central sanctuary said this is the largest number of hippos to have been killed in the park by the disease caused by the bacterium, Bacillus anthracis. Christopher Timbuka, Ruaha […] The post Anthrax downs 42 hippos in Tanzania’s Ruaha National Park appeared first on…

September 25, 2017
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