Plasmodium vivax is the most widespread malaria parasite worldwide, with up to two billion people at risk of infection. As well as causing illness and death in its ‘active’ stage of infection,...

By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews The Massachusetts Department of Public Health reported an additional 617 COVID-19 cases and 78 deaths. This brings the Commonwealth’s totals to 95,512 cases...

The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson announced this week that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted approval for a new pediatric formulation of SIRTURO® (bedaquiline)....

By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews Through Friday, Costa Rica health officials reported a total of 1022 confirmed cases, with an age range of zero to 89 years. There are 480 women and 542 men, of whom...

By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews While most of the attention on infectious diseases in Brazil is focused on the rapid rise in COVID-19 cases in the country (465,000 cases and 28,000 deaths), other...

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By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews The Thailand Department of Disease Control (DDC) issued a national warning over dengue fever this week. Since the beginning of the year, 14,136 patients from all...

As if the COVID-19 pandemic isn’t scary enough, the flu season is not far away. How severe will the flu season be as it converges with the COVID-19 outbreak? What can we do to prepare? Dr. Benjamin...

By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews On Friday, March 6, 2020, the first case of coronavirus in Peru was confirmed. As of May 28, 2020, 141,779 COVID-19 cases have been confirmed. Lima continues to be...

By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews Mass testing Norway’s Institute of Public Health announced this week (computer translated) that it does not recommend testing large groups of healthy people,...

For the second time in May 2020, The Florida Department of Health in Miami-Dade County has reported an additional human case of West Nile virus (WNV) local transmission infection in a Miami-Dade resident. WNV...