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Lassa fever kills 142 in Nigeria since January

6 April 2018, 7:14 AM

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.

300 million hepatitis B sufferers but only one in 20 treated: Study

27 March 2018, 8:35 AM

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.

Ebola outbreak in remote part of DRC

13 May 2017, 8:30 PM

The first Ebola outbreak since the crisis in West Africa that killed 11 300 people has been declared in northeast Democratic Republic of Congo.

1.4 million children acutely malnourished in Somalia this year: UN

2 May 2017, 2:43 PM

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.

Thousands flee cholera-stricken Somalia as famine looms

29 March 2017, 3:01 PM

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.



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