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...

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...