Disease

Nigeria: Lassa Fever

In a follow-up on the Lassa fever outbreak affecting several states in Nigeria, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) reports 68 Lassa fatalities since the outbreak began in mid-December 2016 through April 28.

Canada: Manitoba Mumps Outbreak

The number of mumps cases reported in the Manitoba, Canada outbreak has doubled since Mar. 1, according to the latest data released at the end of April. Since September 1, 2016 and up to April 28, 2017 there have been 345 confirmed cases of mumps reported. Typically, Manitoba sees less than 10 mumps cases annually.

South Africa – Limpopo Malaria Cases

About 624 cases of malaria have been reported in Limpopo in 2017. It’s the highest number in recent years, spurring the provincial health department into action, which consisted of health department officials visiting patients in hospital.

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