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Update: Lassa Fever in Nigeria, 2018

Update: Lassa Fever in Nigeria, 2018

In 2018, Nigeria experienced an unusually large Lassa fever outbreak. This post revisits the outbreak and discusses the use of metagenomic sequencing to aid in its response.

Polio in 2018 Still a Health Emergency

Polio in 2018 Still a Health Emergency

Last week, the WHO IHR Emergency Committee decided that the spread of polio should remain a “PHEIC.” We provide an update on the progress made by the global effort to eradicate polio in 2018.

Monkeypox in the UK

Monkeypox in the UK

The first two cases of monkeypox in the UK were identified earlier this month. Both cases were in travelers who recently arrived from Nigeria, but health officials have not identified any epidemiological link between the two patients.

Lassa Fever - An Update

Lassa Fever - An Update

This week the Outbreak Observatory team provide an update on the Lassa Fever outbreak occurring in Nigeria.

Lassa Fever in Nigeria

Lassa Fever in Nigeria

Nigeria has been battling a Lassa fever outbreak since late 2016, but a recent increase in incidence, more than 600 cases since the beginning of 2018, is raising concerns that the outbreak could be worse than 2017.

Monkeypox in Nigeria?

Monkeypox in Nigeria?

The Nigeria CDC is investigating a sizable suspected monkeypox outbreak affecting 7 states. If confirmed, it would already be the second largest human outbreak on record.