Lassa fever has killed 142 people in Nigeria since the start of the year, says the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), reporting a rise of 32 fatalities in a month.
Some 300 million people worldwide are living with the deadly hepatitis B virus (HBV), but only one in 20 received adequate treatment, researchers reported Tuesday.
The first Ebola outbreak since the crisis in West Africa that killed 11 300 people has been declared in northeast Democratic Republic of Congo.
Somalia, hit by drought and on the verge of famine, will count 1.4 million acutely malnourished children by the end of the year, up 50% from late 2016, the UN said Tuesday.
More than 3 000 people a day are fleeing their homes in search of food and water due to Somalia’s worst drought in 20 years.