UN health officials are advising those travelling to Russia for the 2018 FIFA World Cup to ensure that they´re up-to-date with all their vaccinations, including the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine...

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Nipah virus (NiV) is an emerging and serious viral zoonotic disease that carries with it a high case fatality rate (in the ballpark of 70% or more). NiV is an enveloped RNA virus and along with Hendra...

Health officials in the  United Arab Emirates (UAE) reported recently on a laboratory-confirmed case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV). The case is a 78 year old, male national, residing...

The World Health Organization (WHO) reported  on 27 May 2018, one new suspected EVD case was reported in Wangata. Three laboratory specimens from suspected cases reported previously in Iboko (1), Ntondo...

Kampala, Uganda With the current rainy season and the worsening slum conditions in and around Kampala district, the city didn’t wait long to face another cholera outbreak. Since February this year,...

Malaria is probably the most important parasitic disease affecting man. The parasite belongs to the class Sporozoa and the genus Plasmodium, a name which means multinucleated mass. There are scores of...

Infectious disease preparedness work focuses predominantly on an historical list of pathogens derived from biological warfare agents, political considerations, and recent outbreaks. That fails to account...

In a follow-up to a report one month ago, the dengue fever situation on Easter Island (Rapa Nui) has grown to 13 locally acquired cases, prompting a health alert for the area, according to the Chile...

Queensland Health has been notified of a diagnosed case of measles on Brisbane’s Southside. The child visited a number of locations whilst unknowingly infectious.  Metro South Health (MSH) public...

A new study in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) found no increased risk of autoimmune disorders in girls who received quadrivalent human papillomavirus (HPV4) vaccination, adding to the body...