An estimated one in five pregnant women around the world carry Group B Streptococcus (GBS) bacteria which is a major, yet preventable, cause of maternal and infant ill health globally. These are the findings...

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) announced last week that Maple Leaf Foods is recalling Maple Leaf brand Chicken Breast Strips from the marketplace because they may contain the toxin produced...

The Canberra community is being notified of the second confirmed measles case of the year and it shows no apparent link to the first case reported in October. ACT Chief Health Officer, Dr Paul Kelly said, “With...

Officials with Dalhousie University report being notified by Nova Scotia health officials of  two confirmed cases of mumps at Dalhousie University, as well as other suspect and confirmed cases in the...

New data presented at this year’s World Hepatitis Summit in Sao Paulo, Brazil (1-3 November) show that 52 million children are living with viral hepatitis worldwide, compared to 2.1 million children...

The second phase of the oral cholera vaccination drive began today to provide an additional dose of the vaccine to children of newly arrived Rohingya population against the deadly diarrheal disease. The...

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Florida state health officials have confirmed a sexually transmitted Zika virus infection case in Miami-Dade County. While the individual had no travel, their partner recently traveled to several areas...

In response to the $5 million, designated for the 2014-2016 Ebola outbreak response, lost due to fraud and corruption, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) expressed...

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Officials with the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) say surveillance systems picked up one case of a variant flu virus (H3N2v). When a flu virus that normally circulates in swine...

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) is reminding men who have sex with men (MSM) to get the hepatitis A vaccine. Public Health reports 12 cases among MSM so far in 2017,...