The landlocked South American country of Paraguay reported their first locally acquired chikungunya virus case in an Asuncion resident, according to health officials. According to Dr. Andrea Ojeda,...

In Hillsborough County, FL, certain reportable infections have been seen at increased levels this year compared to the same period in 2013. According to the October 2014 EpiNotes published today, from...

The first human case of West Nile virus (WNV) in Ventura County this year is one of 51 news cases reported in California during the past week, according to The California Department of Public Health (CDPH)...

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In an address to the Regional Committee for Africa, Sixty-fourth Session, Cotonou, Republic of Benin on Monday, Director-General of the World Health Organization, Dr Margaret Chan dedicated part of her...

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NEWS RELEASE A strain of drug-resistant bacteria carried by some livestock – the MRSA strain Staphylococcus aureus CC398 – has also been found in patients, University of Edinburgh researchers...

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Filoviruses like Ebola “edit” genetic material as they invade their hosts, according to a study published this week in mBio®, the online open-access journal of the American Society for Microbiology....

There were at least two recent suspected cases of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD), on different continents, that turned out to be negative for the lethal virus. In England, a woman with recent travel history...

The Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (Taiwan CDC) announced today one new case of Japanese encephalitis (JE) in an 80-year-old female who resides in southern Taiwan. According to the epidemiological...

While in the United States there were less than five cases of diphtheria reported to the CDC in the past decade, the disease continues to play a role globally. In 2011, 4,887 cases of diphtheria were...

On October 11, 2014, Tahiti reported locally transmitted chikungunya cases for the first time, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Soon after, Tahitian health officials raised...