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There was less H5N1 avian influenza (AI) reported in 2017 as compared to recent years; however, the “5th wave” of H7N9 AI was nearly as large as the first four waves combined, according to...

Despite being shot multiple time, harboring multiple roundworm parasites and being infected with hepatitis B, the North Korean defector that made it into South Korea more than a week ago is expected to...

Health officials in Nueva Vizcaya, in Cagayan Valley region in Luzon, are reporting eight confirmed cases of the mosquitoborne disease, Japanese encephalitis (JE), according to a Manila Times report. The...

In Australia, the topic of Lyme disease has been a growing issue in recent years with patients sharing their stories about suffering with debilitating symptom complexes attributed to ticks. The Australian...

The latest in the brucellosis outbreak linked to the Faculty of Veterinary Sciences of the National University of Asunción in Paraguay shows that fifteen people are in treatment or follow-up, according...

Canned fish products from Chinese company TROPICAL FOOD MANUFACTURING (NINGBO) Co. Ltd. are being pulled from the shelves in Peru after the detection of parasitic worms (anisakid nematodes) in a lot...

In a recent World Health Organization (WHO) news release dated Nov. 15 on the Marburg virus disease (MVD) outbreak in Uganda, officials said of the outbreak that was officially declared on Oct. 19– Contact...

In 2016 in Ukraine, 119 people were sickened by botulism, in which a dozen people died. So far in 2017, the picture looks very similar according to data from the Center for Influenza and Acute Respiratory...

The intensive care unit (ICU) at the Hospital de Fuenlabrada has been closed after two patients tested positive for the fungal infection, Aspergillosis. According to a Gente report (computer translated),...

The human Q fever outbreak in Osorno Province in the Los Lagos Region has grown to 59 suspect cases and three confirmed cases, according to a latercera.com report (computer translated). While there...