As a hotspot for emerging and remerging diseases, Africa needs to develop a research base and scientific environment that will help accurately detect, document and monitor a range of pathogens.
The World Health Organization is worried about the safety of medical workers in North Kivu and their access to areas controlled by militants.
Cambodia had reported a total of 5,284 dengue fever cases in the first six months of 2018, a 234 percent rise compared with 1,580 cases over the same period last year.
Northern Yemen has never had an oral cholera vaccination campaign, but 3,000 healthworkers plan to vaccinate more than 500,000 people over the next three days in and around the city of Hodeidah.
The Center for Public Health of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine reported 822 cases in the 30th week of 2018, bringing the case total to 27,502 this year.
Multidrug-resistant superbugs are becoming increasingly resistant to alcohol-based hand sanitizers and disinfectants designed to hold them at bay, scientists said.
So far 913 hogs have been killed in Shenyang, and disinfection in the affected part of the city is ongoing which has been designated a threatened area by the agriculture minister and local government.
The H5N6 bird flu virus has killed and led to the forced culling 10,000 fowls in An Duong district in Vietnam’s northern Hai Phong city.
Twenty people have died from haemorrhagic fevers in and around Mangina, a densely populated town in North Kivu province about 30 km southwest of the city of Beni and 100 km from the Ugandan border.