Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) and other viruses now appear to be the main causes of severe childhood pneumonia in low- and middle-income countries, highlighting the need for vaccines against these...

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The Department of Disease Control announced the first case of local dengue fever in Tainan City. It is a 30-year-old male in Jiadingli, Yongkang District. Dengue virus type 2 was confirmed by laboratory...

By NewsDesk   @infectiousdiseasenews Cases of mumps in England have increased dramatically since the last quarter of 2018, according to the latest data from Public Health England (PHE). Provisional...

By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews Vietnam health officials recently reported (computer translated) on a 17-month-old girl from Ha Nam presenting to the hospital with high fever and a body rash. The...

By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews The Costa Rica Ministry of Health reports a significant increase in cases of dengue fever during the first half of the year, compared to last year. In June 2018...

By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews Western Visayas The Philippines Department of Health in the Western Visayas reported 17 human rabies deaths during the first five months of the year, the second most...

As communities across the U.S. replace forests and woodlands with housing developments and other new construction, researchers are noting an increase in Lyme disease. To help prevent the spread of Lyme...

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About 2 weeks ago, news media were reporting of some tourists from Iceland who contracted the mosquito-borne virus, Chikungunya while vacationing in Spain. Turns out the laboratory in Iceland made an...

By Jory Lange Petting zoo animals may be the source of an E. coli outbreak linked to the San Diego County Fair.  The County of San Diego Health and Human Services (HHSA) is urging anyone who visited...

By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews Health officials in King County, Washington, are reporting a new confirmed measles case in a child who is a resident. The child  received care at the Emergency...