Brazilian health officials are reporting (computer translated) two outbreaks of measles, in Roraima and Amazonas states. The outbreaks are imported cases, officials say, pointing to the genotype of...

The Minnesota Board of Animal Health reminds livestock producers and veterinarians to be on the lookout for cases of anthrax, especially after recent confirmed cattle deaths from anthrax in South Dakota....

Health control measures alone could be ineffective in the long term fight against the deadly Rift Valley fever which affects both humans and animals, a new study in the journal PNAS reports. During...

Shoko Asahara, founder of the doomsday cult Aum Shinrikyo and mastermind behind the deadly 1995 nerve gas attack in the Tokyo subway system and other crimes and acts of terror, and 6 other members were...

In Nashville, TN, the Metro Public Health Department (MPHD) has confirmed 56 cases of hepatitis A in the city since December 2017. MPHD continues to work with the Tennessee Department of Health (TDH),...

The Namibian Ministry of Health and Social Services has advised the public to take precautions to avoid contracting the spreading influenza H1N1 or swine flu virus. In a public notice issued on July...

A leading regional livestock farmers association says efforts to control the foot and mouth disease (FMD) outbreak in Northern Botswana is being complicated by the presence of nearly 22 000 free-ranging...

A 71-year-old Sarasota man with underlying health conditions died recently after consuming raw oysters in a local restaurant. The oysters were contaminated with the serious bacterium, Vibrio vulnificus. He...

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and public health and regulatory officials in several states are investigating a multistate outbreak of multidrug-resistant Salmonella Reading infections...

In the town of Canals in Córdoba province in central Argentina, an outbreak of the parasitic infection, trichinosis has sickened at least 45 people, according to local media reports (computer translated). Six...