El Niño Triggered Disease Outbreaks Across Globe

Increased sea surface temperatures in the equatorial Pacific Ocean characterizes an El Niño, which is followed by weather changes throughout the world. Photo: NASA Goddard’s Scientific Visualization Studio The 2015 to 2016 El Niño event brought weather conditions that triggered … Read More

Tick and Mosquito Infections Spreading Rapidly, C.D.C. Finds

More Americans are living in wooded suburbs near deer, which carry the ticks that spread Lyme disease, anaplasmosis, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, babesiosis, rabbit fever and Powassan virus. Farewell, carefree days of summer. The number of people getting diseases transmitted … Read More

5 deadly diseases that could hit South Africa

Reports of the recent plague outbreak in Madagascar were scary. But what about other diseases and epidemics we should be looking out for?   These are the diseases that could probably strike SA.  ~  On 26 October 2017 Health24 reported … Read More

Plague deaths rise to nearly 200 as outbreak grows in Madagascar

A serious outbreak of the plague is threatening residents and tourists in Madagascar The World Health Organization (WHO) reports more than 2,000 confirmed or suspected cases and that the death toll has reached 195 as of this week. The WHO … Read More

Madagascar Plague Death Toll Rises to 195

The plague currently ravaging Madagascar has proved “resilient” to antibiotics because it is extremely rare, an expert has warned. It comes as the death toll for the disease rises to 165 and 10 neighbouring countries are put on alert, according to the … Read More

More than 2,000 infected with plague in Madagascar in the worst outbreak in 50 years

AKIPRESS.COM –  Madagascar’s healthcare system will be unable to cope if the deadly plague outbreak continues to escalate, a scientist has warned. Scores of doctors and nurses have been struck down with the disease, which is predicted to gather momentum in … Read More

Madagascar battles plague in world’s worst outbreak in 20 years

ANTANANARIVO, Madagascar — At the airport, in the banks, and elsewhere in public, people are wearing protective masks. Gatherings are forbidden and schools remain closed. The president is talking about “war” in the face of the outbreak of the highly … Read More