West Africa

12 articles
Drug-Resistant Leprosy Emerges in West Africa
Sep 9, 2016 | Kara Sewalk

  A recent publication in the Clinical Infectious Disease Journal highlights an investigation identifying a cluster of Guinean patients with drug...

Months After 2014 Outbreak Ends, Ebola Flares Up in Guinea
Mar 30, 2016 | Colleen Nguyen

At least five people have died since 29 February 2016 due to a new flare up of Ebola virus disease (EVD) in Guinea [1]. The first two confirmed cases...

Estimating the fatality of the 2014 West African Ebola Outbreak
Sep 10, 2014 | Maia Majumder

Estimating the fatality of the 2014 West African Ebola Outbreak "Case fatality rate" - or CFR - is a term that's been tossed around a lot lately in...

Ebola: To Quarantine or Not to Quarantine
Aug 25, 2014 | Sumiko Mekaru

Throughout the current Ebola outbreak in West Africa, there have been reports of voluntary and government-ordered isolation and quarantine.  The use...

Ebola 2014: A Rapid Threat Assessment
Aug 5, 2014 | Sumiko Mekaru

Since it was identified in 1976 during simultaneous outbreaks in Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo, Ebola has concerned the public due to...

Ebola Update: Death in Nigeria, Impact on Healthcare Workers, and Containment Measures in Liberia
Jul 29, 2014 | Alexandra Thomsen

Nations around the world have voiced concern about West Africa’s Ebola outbreak spreading via air travel, with warnings like “Ebola only a plane ride...

Ebola Update: Largest Outbreak on Record Causes 603 Deaths
Jul 16, 2014 | Alexandra Thomsen

On July 15, the WHO reported a total of 964 cases including 603 deaths in Guinea, Sierra Leone, and Liberia. Guinea still has the greatest number of...

Ebola Continues to Spread in Liberia, Guinea, Sierra Leone
Jun 16, 2014 | Alexandra Thomsen

The Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa, which was first identified in March 2014 in Guinea, continues to spread in Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone...

Ebola Updates and an Interview
Apr 11, 2014 | Amy L. Sonricker Hansen

West Africa’s Ebola outbreak continues to grow. In Guinea, as of April 9, the World Health Organization reports 158 cases and 101 deaths. Liberia has...

UNICEF: Cholera Outbreak in the Sahel is Only Beginning
Jul 13, 2012 | Lauren Edmundson

UNICEF released a statement this week warning of the fast-growing cholera outbreak in the Sahel region of west and central Africa. So far this year,...

Cholera continues to spread in West and Central Africa
Oct 13, 2011 | Anna Tomasulo

Since the beginning of 2011, more than 85,000 cases of cholera and 2,466 resulting deaths have been reported in West and Central Africa. According to...

Cholera hits Haiti, Pakistan, and West Africa
Oct 26, 2010 | healthmap

Haiti Wednesday evening (20 October 2010), English and French media reported a surge in deaths and hospitalization from diarrhea in rural Haiti....