In a follow-up on the diphtheria situation in Venezuela, UN health officials report that the number of diphtheria cases reported in Venezuela in 2018 year to date has hit the 800 mark, up 260 cases in...

Venezuela’s health crisis continues to abound and infectious diseases have been rising year after year to include measles, diphtheria and malaria. Take malaria– The number of reported cases...

In a follow-up on the multistate outbreak of Vibrio parahaemolyticus infections linked to fresh crab meat imported from Venezuela, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said yesterday...

UN health officials reported this week that the measles outbreak in Venezuela  is ongoing with measles cases reported in all states and the Capital District. Since the summer of 2017 with the confirmation...

The diphtheria outbreak in Venezuela that began in July 2016 continues. 1,904 suspected diphtheria cases reported, including 164 deaths: 324 cases and 17 deaths in 2016, 1,040 cases and 103 deaths in...

The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and the World Health Organization (WHO) have ruled out the presence of wild poliovirus and vaccine-derived poliovirus (VDPV) in tissue samples taken from one...

In an update on the Vibrio parahaemolyticus outbreak reported initially in Maryland last week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced late yesterday they are now investigating...

Maryland health officials released the following statement concerning Vibrio parahaemolyticus infections linked to imported crab meat from Venezuela: “The Department is investigating a cluster...

Infectious disease pediatrician Nathaly Brito confirmed last week that the vaccine-preventable disease, diphtheria, has killed some 19 children at the pediatric hospital Menca de Leoni, in the state...

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...