The World Health Organization (WHO) reported today on the ongoing measles outbreak in Brazil.  From 1 January through 23 May 2018, there were 995 reported cases (Amazonas State, n=611, and Roraima State...

Since the confirmation of the first measles case in mid-2017 through the beginning of May, there were 2,154 confirmed measles cases; 727 in 2017 and 1,427 to date this year. The outbreak is ongoing with...

The Venezuelan Society of Public Health reported this week (computer translated) the following worrying information: From an unofficial, reliable source, it was known of the existence of at least 4 cases...

Venezuelan regional newspaper, El Impulso reported this week in an investigative report (computer translated), an outbreak of the bacterium, Serratia marcescens among children admitted at Agustín Zubillaga...

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is recommending travelers avoid all nonessential travel to Venezuela. The country is experiencing outbreaks of infectious diseases, and adequate...

Venezuela has the highest percentage increase of malaria cases in the world, according to the latest data from the World Health Organization. In fact, the number of cases in the country have increased...

In 2017, four countries in the Region of the Americas—Brazil, the Dominican Republic, Haiti, and the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela—reported confirmed diphtheria cases. In 2018 as of epidemiological...

Health officials in Táchira state in western Venezuela have declared an alert due to an outbreak of the parasitic disease, Chagas disease. In the village of Puerto Nuevo, Libertador, the Health Corporation...

The Colombia Ministry of Health and Social Protection confirmed an imported case of measles in a 14-month-old boy from Caracas, Venezuela, according to a news release (computer translated). The Caracas...

A 4-year-old Venezuelan child suspected of having measles and pneumonia died on Mar. 2 at the Children’s Hospital in Boa Vista, according to the city of Boa Vista. She was among the 12 cases...