Disease

Diphtheria – Nigeria

Nigerian health officials have issued a public health advisory last week over a diphtheria outbreak in several states. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (NCDC) has responded to reports of diphtheria cases in Kano state where it is reported that no fewer than 25 persons in the state have died of the disease.

Chikungunya – Thailand

Officials reported 1,370 total cases of chikungunya in 48 provinces in 2022. This compared to the 671 cases in 39 provinces seen in 2021, or a 104 percent increase. No deaths were reported.

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