Fourth case of bubonic plague confirmed in China

Fourth case of bubonic plague confirmed in China

Chinese health authorities have confirmed another case of bubonic plague in the northern Inner Mongolia region on Thursday, November 28, 2019, making it the fourth reported case this month. A herder in Siziwang county, Ulanqab was diagnosed with the disease in a…

Dengue fever cases surge to 15 084 in 2019 in Mexico

Dengue fever cases surge to 15 084 in 2019 in Mexico

The number of confirmed dengue fever cases in Mexico has seen a surge to 15 084 or 200% in 2019, according to the country's Health Ministry report issued on Friday, October 4, 2019. In 2018, only 3 494 cases were registered. Half of the confirmed cases have been…

Worst flu season on record, Australia

Worst flu season on record, Australia

According to statistics, the 2019 flu season is Australia's worst in recorded history with over 257 359 confirmed cases so far this year. This record beat the previous one in 2017 with a total number of 251 163 influenza cases. Meanwhile, only 52 000 cases were…

Uganda confirms new Ebola case as 9 year old girl dies

Uganda confirms new Ebola case as 9 year old girl dies

Uganda reported another case of Ebola disease on August 29, 2019, as 9-year-old girl from the neighboring Democratic Republic of Congo died from the virus. The child crossed the border between Uganda and Congo with her mother on August 28, 2019, in hopes of finding…

Ebola outbreak declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern

Ebola outbreak declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern

World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus declared the Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) on July 17, 2019. The declaration…

Ebola virus disease spreads to Uganda

Ebola virus disease spreads to Uganda

The Ministry of Health and the World Health Organization (WHO) have confirmed a case of Ebola Virus Disease in Uganda. Although there have been numerous previous alerts, this is the first confirmed case in Uganda during the Ebola outbreak on-going in neighboring…

Ebola outbreak unlikely to be contained, DR Congo

Ebola outbreak unlikely to be contained, DR Congo

At least 1 117 people have died in world's second largest Ebola outbreak currently affecting DR Congo. WHO said the outbreak is 'unlikely' to be contained amid continued insecurity. Since the beginning of the epidemic, the accumulated cases rose to 1…

World’s second-largest Ebola outbreak spreads to major city, DR Congo

World’s second-largest Ebola outbreak spreads to major city, DR Congo

World's second-largest Ebola outbreak has spread to the city of Butembo (population 1 million), the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). New cases are increasing quickly in Butembo's eastern suburbs and outlying, isolated districts, sparking fears of its…