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Worst anthrax outbreak in 20 years hits French farms

20 August 2018, 4:33 PM

More than 50 cows, sheep and horses have died in France’s most serious outbreak of anthrax in two decades, according to officials who have warned of a vaccine shortage.

Eastern DRC Ebola outbreak believed to have killed 33

5 August 2018, 7:08 AM

An outbreak of the Ebola virus declared this week in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo is believed to have killed 33 people, the health ministry said on Saturday.

Almost all in Congo city at immediate risk of Ebola now vaccinated -WHO

29 May 2018, 6:12 PM

The World Health Organization said on Tuesday almost all the people it considers at immediate risk from an Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo city of Mbandaka have now been vaccinated against the disease.

Namibia records first listeria case after it kills 180 in S. Africa

13 March 2018, 6:26 PM

Namibia’s health minister said on Tuesday it had recorded its first case of listeriosis, the biggest recorded outbreak of which has killed over 180 people and infected almost 970 in neighbouring South Africa. Bernard Haufiku told Namibia’s parliament the victim was a 41-year-old man who was fighting for his life in hospital in the capital […]

Nigeria says “unprecedented” Lassa fever outbreak killed 110 this year

7 March 2018, 5:39 PM

An outbreak of Lassa fever, a viral hemorrhagic illness, has killed 110 people this year in Nigeria in an “unprecedented” outbreak that has hit half of the states in Africa’s most populous nation, its disease control agency said on Wednesday. It is mainly transmitted to humans via contact with food or household items contaminated with […]

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