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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) along with the US Department of Agriculture (USDA), the Rhode Island Department of Health and several other agencies have been investigating an outbreak...

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In a study by the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, researchers determined that at least 60% of pregnant women worldwide are from malaria endemic areas. In an effort to reduce the burden of malaria...

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In a study led by Bruno Levecke, a parasitologist at Ghent University and collegues at the Royal Zoological Society of Antwerp show that zoo’s are a hot bed for interspecies transmission of certain parasites...

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In a press release issued by the Southwest Foundation for Biochemical Research, a contract with Dutch pharmaceutical company Crucell has been received to test a vaccine against two of the most dangerous...

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In a nation which even before the earthquake had health problems unimaginable for us in the United States, could turn out catastrophic in days to weeks to come. The country was already the poorest in the...

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As reported in the Yakima Herald, there is one confirmed case and one suspected case of wound botulism in Yakima County. Both individuals are confirmed heroin users and are currently on ventilators at...

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The fifth cougar to succumb to the plague in recent years was found at the southern end of Grand Teton National Park in recent days. The female cat was known in the area of Jackson, Wyoming for wandering...

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A new diagnostic system coming out of South Africa could improve the speed and efficiency of the diagnosis of tuberculosis in the near future. The system called TBDx, developed by the Aurum Institute,...

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With being in the midst of flu season and with H1N1 still looming, The Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) offers a plethora of information on things you can do if someone in your family gets...

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The numbers of people infected with the potentially life threatening disease, leptospirosis, has increased over the past decade showing rates quite a bit higher than neighboring United Kingdom. In recent...