The Department of Health (DOH) announced that as of August 24, 2017, there has been NO confirmed human case due to Influenza A H5N6. Since the Department of Agriculture’s (DA) declaration of the bird...

Niagara Region Public Health has received its first laboratory-confirmed case of West Nile Virus for 2017. Although most people infected with West Nile Virus do not get sick, 20 per cent of...

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration took decisive action to prevent the use of a potentially dangerous and unproven treatment belonging to StemImmune Inc. in San Diego, California, and administered to...

Thailand health officials are advising people not to wade in water as the run the risk of the serious bacterial infection, melioidosis. According to the Thai Bureau of Epidemiology (computer translated),...

In mid August, Belize health officials reported investigating at least 10 cases of ciguatera food poisoning. The investigation into these cases has linked and identified that the fish consumed was barracuda bought...

  Leprosy-causing bacteria alter the behavior of the body’s macrophages(link is external), leading these normally protective immune cells to initiate nerve damage during early infection, a new...

In May, health officials reported two imported cases of  Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever (CCHF) in Senegal imported from Mauritania. A third imported case was reported in June. On Aug 24, the Mauritania...

Six out of 10 U.S. parents are choosing to get the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine for their children, according to a report published in this week’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. The...

Current status The number of cholera cases are dropping in Yemen, with the weekly number of reported new cases declining by one third since June. Despite this good news, there are still many cases reported...

Fort Lee, New Jersey based company, Kedrion Biopharma and Israeli company, Kamada Ltd. announced that KEDRAB™ [rabies immune globulin (Human)] has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)...