Neema Rusibamayila, director for preventive services at the east African nation's Ministry of Health, attributed the achievement to government efforts to persuade pregnant women to test for HIV in

West Africa is most at risk of fatal hemorrhagic fever epidemics, including Ebola, researchers said Wednesday, calling for greater preparedness to save lives.

Results from PREVAIL I—a large Ebola vaccine study that enrolled more than a thousand Liberians at Redemption Hospital in Monrovia during the first few months of 2015— have been published in the Oc

Scientists have engineered an antibody that attacks 99% of HIV strains and can prevent infection in primates.

Zika spread in urban environments is characterized by complicated spatio-temporal patterns, likely linked not only to mosquito density but also to human activity patterns. We conducted a survey on Miami-Dade County residents on time spent outdoors. We then analyzed the Miami-Dade survey data and previously published activity data on the entire U.S. population. Our findings indicate high variability in the amount of time spent outdoors by individual residents.

KINSHASA - More than 500 people have died so far in a cholera epidemic that is sweeping the Democratic Republic of Congo, the World Health Organization (WHO) said.

Youth and children with HIV/Aids in the two regions have now volunteered to form clubs aimed at sensitising their colleagues on the importance of sticking to doctors’ prescriptions and doing away w

Etiti Ozalla community in Nkanu West Local Council of Enugu State has raised the alarm over a looming epidemic in the area by the contamination of Ufam River by wastes from the University of Nigeri

Researchers unearth HIV/Aids transmission puzzle At greatest risk are infants whose infected mothers are not on treatment, babies not on preventive drugs, and those on mixed breastfeeding The study

GABORONE Botswana (Xinhua) -- Botswana plans to eradicate HIV by 2020, a decade earlier than a target set by the United Nations, the African country’s health minister said Friday.

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