One chart shows how the Wuhan coronavirus compares to other major outbreaks and pandemics in the last 50 years

2020-02-02 08:46

A coronavirus outbreak that started in Wuhan, China, has killed at least 259 people. Here's how that compares to other outbreaks.

Ebola virus now squeezed into 'corner' of DRC

2019-10-11 06:38

Efforts to halt an Ebola epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo have made "significant progress", with the virus now contained to a far smaller and mainly rural area, the World Health Organisation (WHO) says.

WATCH | First swine fever outbreak confirmed in South Korea

2019-09-17 13:36

South Korea has reported its first cases of African swine fever, becoming the latest country hit by the disease that has killed pigs from China to North Korea, pushing up pork prices worldwide.

A Florida man died after losing 25% of his skin to flesh-eating bacteria. Experts say the infections will become more common as ocean water warms.

2019-08-30 17:35

A species of flesh-eating bacteria called Vibrio is gaining a larger foothold in the US as oceans heat up.

Why the DRC Ebola outbreak was declared a global emergency and why it matters

2019-08-22 11:50

In mid-July the World Health Organisation declared the Ebola epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) a public health emergency of international concern.

Ebola in DRC: Three medics arrested over killing of WHO doctor

2019-08-09 07:39

A local doctors association has threatened to strike if their colleagues are not released within 48 hours.

WATCH | Pork industry at risk as swine fever hits farms across Eastern Europe

2019-08-05 14:37

Pork industry at risk as swine fever hits farms across Eastern Europe. More than 120 000 pigs have been slaughtered in Bulgaria in an attempt to limit the number of swine fever cases.

First Ebola patient has died in DR Congo city - governor

2019-07-16 14:23

The first patient to be diagnosed with Ebola in the eastern DR Congo city of Goma has died, the governor of North Kivu province says.

Cases of measles in Africa rise by 700% - UN body

2019-07-11 08:22

World Health Organization says measles cases jump by 700 percent in parts of Africa as access to vaccines difficult.


Central African countries to fight Ebola together

2019-10-22 13:48

Health ministers in 10 central African countries have held talks on boosting data sharing and cross-border surveillance in the fight against Ebola, the DR Congo announces.

Cholera cases surge to 124 in Sudan

2019-09-19 19:33

Sudan says that the number of cases of cholera reported in the country have surged to 124, most of them in the war-torn state of Blue Nile.

DR Congo Ebola death toll passes 2 000 - official

2019-08-30 20:57

The Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo has claimed more than 2 000 lives, out of a total of 3 000 recorded cases since August last year, health officials say.

Girl, 9, dies from Ebola in Uganda - official

2019-08-30 12:06

A 9-year-old girl who tested positive for Ebola in Uganda after travelling from the Democratic Republic of Congo has died, a Ugandan health official says.

First confirmed Ebola cases in DR Congo's South Kivu province

2019-08-16 15:57

The eastern DR Congo province of South Kivu has recorded its first confirmed cases of Ebola in the country's year-old epidemic, one of which was a fatality, the provincial government said.

1 800 dead as malaria 'epidemic' rages in Burundi - UN

2019-08-06 13:27

Malaria has killed more than 1 800 people in Burundi this year, the UN's humanitarian agency says, a death toll rivalling a deadly Ebola outbreak in neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo.

Rwanda shuts border with Ebola-hit DRC - Congolese presidency

2019-08-01 11:08

Rwanda has shut its frontier with Ebola-hit Democratic Republic of Congo after a third case of the deadly virus was detected in the border city of Goma, the Congolese presidency said.

WATCH | WHO sounds international Ebola alarm as risks intensify

2019-07-18 14:36

The World Health Organisation has declared Congo's Ebola outbreak an international health emergency, sounding a rarely used global alarm after the virus threatened to spread to a major city and into neighboring countries. WATCH NOW.

Pastor confirmed with Ebola as disease spreads in Democratic Republic of Congo

2019-07-15 11:48

The first case of Ebola has been confirmed in Goma, the biggest city to have been affected by the disease since its outbreak in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo last August, the health ministry has said.

No further Ebola cases in Uganda after June deaths - DR Congo

2019-07-11 08:22

Uganda says there have been no further cases of Ebola on its territory resulting from the deaths of two Ugandans who had travelled to DR Congo, the Congolese authorities said.

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.