A combination of two antibiotics is often prescribed to treat community-acquired pneumonia in children but a JAMA Pediatrics study is now showing that using just one of the two has the same benefit...

The World Health Organization is helping the Kenyan Ministry of Health guard against the spread of Marburg Virus Disease from neighbouring Uganda. Health authorities are strengthening preparedness measures...

Babesiosis is a tickborne protozoan infection of red blood cells which can also be transmitted by blood transfusion.  In the U.S., babesiosis causes about half of fatal infections caused by blood transfusions. Transfusion-transmitted...

At least 88 students and teachers at a school in San Pedro de Colalao in northern Argentina have been sickened with Shigella flexneri infections, according to a La Gaceta report (computer translated). According...

The survey results show more frequent detections and geographical dispersion of LA-MRSA in humans in the EU/EEA since 2007, and highlight the public health and veterinary importance of LA-MRSA as a ‘One...

For the fourth time in a year, an Oregon State University (OSU) in Corvallis student has contracted meningococcal disease, according to OSU Student Health. The Benton County Health Department says an...

In a follow-up on the plague epidemic in Madagascar, the National Office for Risk and Disaster Management (BNGRC) has reported the following information as of Oct. 31: The epidemic remains active in...

In a follow-up on the Marburg outbreak that was declared in Uganda earlier this month, the Uganda Ministry of Health is reporting no additional cases as of Nov. 1. Health officials announced that the response...

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In 2016, more than 7,000 diphtheria cases were reported worldwide with about half reported in India. In addition, diphtheria hasn’t been seen in Venezuela in decades; however, under a socialist,...

The good news about the 2017 Madagascar plague outbreak is that experts at the UN and in the country say the outbreak is decreasing. However, “plague season” on the island nation will continue...