On Monday, the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (Taiwan CDC) announced this year’s first Japanese encephalitis case confirmed in an over 50-year-old male who resides in Pingtung County. On May 14,...

Media accounts in India are reporting a Nipah virus outbreak in Kozhikode, Kerala State. Several fatalities have been reported, including three from one family. On Sunday evening Kerala Health Services...

Bay Area Lyme Foundation, a leading sponsor of Lyme disease research in the United States,  brought together scientists, philanthropists, celebrities and patients for the sixth annual LymeAid, an event...

In 2011, the FAO / WHO Expert Committee developed a ranking of parasites transmitted by foods of importance in world public health, which included some two dozen parasites. The Parasitology Section...

Ziyad Brothers Importing is voluntarily recalling certain lot codes of Ziyad Brand Tahini because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. The product was distributed nationwide and is...

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) has detected virulent Newcastle disease in a small flock of backyard exhibition chickens in Los Angeles County. The detection has been confirmed...

Vaccines The World Health Organization (WHO) Friday sent more than 35 immunization experts to Mbandaka, an urban centre with a population of more than 1 million people, where at least one Ebola case...

Outbreaks of human and animal anthrax have been reported in the  Arua, Kween and Kiruhura districts of Uganda, according to Dr Juliet Sentumbwe, Director Animal Ressources, Department of Livestock,...

Chickenpox is being reported in increasing numbers in the northern regions of Vietnam. According to the Vietnam National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology (computer translated), the Infectious Diseases...

In a follow-up on the measles outbreak on the island of Okinawa, officials with the Okinawa prefectural government put the case count at 99 as of May 16. The outbreak began on Mar. 20, which has been...