By Robert Herriman  @infectiousdiseasenews Although the number of dengue cases reported in this year’s Reunion epidemic has decreased significantly in the past month and a half–about 300...

By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews Controlling deadly malaria without chemicals Scientists have finally found malaria’s Achilles’ heel, a neurotoxin that isn’t harmful to any living thing except...

By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews The number of dengue fever cases in Vietnam this year is a three-times increase compared to the same period last year, according to newly published data. So far this...

By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews Dengue fever Brazil health officials are reporting a dramatic increase in dengue fever cases during the first 23 weeks of 2019, according to recent data from the...

By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other federal and state agencies report investigating an outbreak of Salmonella Uganda infections linked...

In a follow-up to a recent report out of Texas, the Texas Department of State Health Services is advising the public how to reduce the risk of people contracting anthrax and other diseases from livestock...

Five wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1) cases were reported in the past week–two in Afghanistan and three in Pakistan, according to the Global Polio Eradication Initiative. In Afghanistan, the two cases...

By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews The Quebec Ministry of Health reported 201 human West Nile virus (WNV) cases in 2018, a record seen in the province, according to a Radio-Canada report (computer translated). In...

Strongyloides stercoralis is a soil-transmitted threadworm that is endemic in many tropical and subtropical areas of the world. Now, researchers reporting in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases have conducted...

By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews Hong Kong health officials report investigating an additional human infection of rat Hepatitis E virus (HEV) in a 73-year-old man with underlying illnesses. He presented...