By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews The World Health Organization (WHO) announced this week that great progress has occurred in the battle against the bacterial neglected tropical disease, trachoma....

By Robert Herriman  @infectiousdiseasenews Dengue The number of dengue cases in the country continue to rise with rainy season now here. Since the beginning of the year through June 1, the Philippines...

In a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) between the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), we learn that the USDA will run the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility...

The New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) today reports the death of a 42-year-old McKinley County woman has died of Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome (HPS). This is the second case of HPS confirmed in...

By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews On Wednesday, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed a number of bills, including two important health care bills–Infectious Disease Elimination Programs and Alzheimer’s...

Outbreaks of Cryptosporidium (Crypto) in the United States increased an average 13% each year from 2009-2017, according to a report published in CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. Crypto,...

Since its discovery in 1999, Nipah virus has been reported almost yearly in Southeast Asia, with Bangladesh and India being the hardest hit. In a new study, published today in PLoS Neglected Tropical...

On June 26, 2019, the National Veterinary Services Laboratories (NVSL) in Ames, Iowa, confirmed a finding of vesicular stomatitis virus (VSV) infection (Indiana serotype) on a premises in Sandoval County,...

By Jory Lange The Illinois Department of Public Health is investigating four cases of Legionnaires disease linked to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, Illinois.  Three patients and an employee...

California state health officials are urging all Californians to protect themselves from mosquito bites during West Nile virus (WNV) season, which extends from now through early fall. “West Nile...