Since the beginning of the year, the Liberia Ministry of Health has reported a total of 70 suspected Lassa fever cases including 21 deaths (case fatality rate 30%) from nine counties in Liberia. Out...

In 2015, Malaysia reported more than 120,000 dengue fever cases and some 320 deaths. Last year, the numbers dropped to just a hair above 100,000 and about 230 deaths. In both years, dengue was the number...

In a follow-up on the meningococcal disease situation at Oregon State University (OSU) in Corvallis, Benton County health officials are reporting that an additional student is being treated for meningococcal...

While there has been no new cases of confirmed bubonic plague cases after Nov. 8 and no new cases of confirmed pneumonic have been notified since Nov. 14, the World Health Organization today released...

The Uganda Ministry of Health (MOH) and Ministry Of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF) are reporting that there is an outbreak of Rift Valley Fever (RVF) in Kiboga and Mityana districts. This...

Six children under the age of 10 have died from chickenpox in the northwestern regions of Piura and La Libertad in Peru through October, according to a chimbotenlinea.com report (computer translated). This...

Tick-borne infections are a major infectious disease problem in the United States as we see the numbers increase each year and a geographical spread reported. Ticks are arachnids, like spiders, scorpions...

Through a few clever molecular hacks, researchers at Columbia University Medical Center have converted a natural bacterial immune system into a microscopic data recorder, laying the groundwork for a new...

Manitoba health officials have reported 1,268 confirmed cases of mumps since Sep. 2016 and more than 1,000 cases in 2017 alone. This is a huge difference from the five or less cases reported in a year. While...

In a follow-up on the blockade instituted earlier this month by the Saudi-led coalition, which blocked the delivery of vital humanitarian assistance to children in desperate need in Yemen, UNICEF reports...