Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is a common virus that, in healthy people, can cause mild illness or no symptoms at all. While most are unaware they’ve been infected, by age 40, more than half of all adults in...

The bacteria that causes leprosy, a chronic disease that can lead to disfigurement and nerve damage, is known to be transmitted to humans from nine-banded armadillos. A new study in PLOS Neglected Tropical...

The Zika virus, which continues to cause microcephaly and other neurological complications in infants whose mothers were infected during pregnancy, remains a public health concern. Investigators from...

The Philippines Department of Health (DOH) this week advised the public to watch out for symptoms of leptospirosis if they have been wading in floodwaters these past few, rainy days. The sudden downpour...

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In a follow-up on the measles outbreak in France, health officials continue to report a decrease in cases in the current outbreak. During the past month, an average of 50 cases have been reported weekly....

In a follow-up on the hepatitis A outbreak in Nashville, TN, Metro Public Health Department (MPHD) officials confirmed 34 cases of hepatitis A have occurred in Nashville since December 2017. “Metro...

Thirty-eight passengers on a ten-day Regent Seven Seas Cruises, Seven Seas Mariner voyage have been stricken with symptoms of vomiting and diarrhea. While no etiology has been confirmed, specimens...

A life-threatening parasitic worm could be quietly infecting up to 60 percent of vulnerable Australians in remote northern communities. Flinders University researchers are warning it should be listed...

Scientists have revealed that immune cells called natural killer (NK) cells may play a key role in ridding the body of malaria-infected blood cells, a study in eLife reports. The discovery adds to knowledge...

On Wednesday, June 20, 2018, an attending veterinarian confirmed an outbreak of botulism in Chester Basin, Nova Scotia, Canada, according to a Equine Disease Communication Center outbreak notification. A...