By NewsDesk   @bactiman63 The Government of American Samoa issued a public health emergency declaration due to a measles outbreak. According to the declaration by Governor Lolo Moliga,...

By NewsDesk   @bactiman63 The measles outbreak in Samoa continues with an additional 112 cases reported in the past 24 hours. The outbreak total has reached 4,693 since September,...

Researchers at CSIRO, Australia’s national science agency, QUT and Queensland Health have developed a new tool to predict the global spread of human infectious diseases, like dengue,...

Salmonella serotype Typhi

Caused by the bacterium Salmonella Typhi, typhoid is a major cause of fever in children in low- and middle-income countries and is responsible for nearly 11 million cases and more...

By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews The World Health Organization (WHO) reports being notified of three yellow fever cases in Mali, a landlocked country in West Africa. According...

By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews Officials with the Holy Child College of Davao have suspended classes for the week, Dec. 9- 13 for the Jacinto campus due to a possible chickenpox...

In his first hand account of the United States Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID), physician and retired Army Colonel, Mark Kortepeter, MD pens the edge...

Last week, former US Senator from North Carolina, Kay Hagan died from encephalitis caused by the tick-borne disease, Powassan virus. So what is encephalitis and how common is it? Joining...

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued a six-year, $226 million contract today to increase capacity to produce recombinant influenza vaccine in the United States....

By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews In a follow-up on the mumps outbreak at Elon University, Vice President for Student Life Jon Dooley confirmed in an email that there are two additional...

By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews Health officials with the Cayman Islands Public Health Department continue to report locally transmitted dengue fever cases, according to local...

By NewsDesk   @bactiman63 The Greece National Public Health Agency reported this week (computer translated) on a rare diphtheria fatality. The case is an eight-year-old child who...