WHO Outbreak Update In Africa - COVID 19, Ebola in DRC, New Cholera Outreak in Uganda

The World Health Organization (WHO) released its Weekly Bulletin on Outbreaks in Africa.  The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is being closely monitored since its resurgence of Ebola in Beni on 10 April 2020.  The outbreak has gone 27 days without a new case, but the WHO has identified one new probable case of EVD was retrospectively validated in Mabalako, increasing the overall case-count by one.  This case was believed to be infected on 22 May 2020.  The COVID-19 outbreak continues to expand in Africa.  The cumulative case count surpasses 100 000, with an average of 2 000 cases reporte

Burden of Disease in Francophone Africa, 1990-2017: A Systematic Analysis For The Global Burden of Disease Study 2017

Scientists assessed the burden of disease in the 21 francophone African countries and compared the results with those for their non-francophone counterparts in three economic communities: the Economic Community of West African States, the Economic Community of Central African States, and the Southern African Development Community. 

Experimental HIV Vaccine Regimen Ineffective in Preventing HIV

The Phase 2b/3 study, named HVTN 702 or Uhambo, began in 2016 and was taking place in South Africa.  The study was canceled because independent data and safety monitoring board (DSMB) found during an interim review that the regimen did not prevent HIV.  The board did not express any concern regarding participant safety.