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Hepatitis A has been a significant problem in two metropolitan areas separated by nearly 2,000 miles this year. Of course I’m talking about San Diego County, CA and Detroit, MI and surrounding areas. Since...

Young adults heading off to high school, college and university should ensure they’re protected against the mumps, public health officials advise, as the number of new cases continues to rise. In the...

The US House of Representatives recently passed a budget bill recently that includes full funding for the Fort Detrick, MD laboratory, the National Biodefense Analysis and Countermeasures Center (NBACC). The...

San Diego County health officials are advising the public of the detection of a plague positive squirrel at the Cedar Grove Campground on Palomar Mountain. A ground squirrel trapped in routine monitoring...

An E. coli O157 outbreak that began in August has now sickened more than 20 people, including the first fatality reported in a 3-year-old girl from Tokyo. According to Japanese media, the child consumed...

Twenty-two pneumonic plague cases, including five deaths have been reported in Madagascar since August, according to an AFP report via African media. “There have been no deaths since Monday,”...

Rhode Island health officials are warning the public, pregnant women in particular, about not consuming the soft cheese, Queso fresco made with unpasteurized milk due to the health risks associated with...

More than 40 hippopotami in Ruaha National Park have succumbed to the lethal bacterial disease, anthrax, according to a local media report. A spokesman for the south-central sanctuary said this is the...

On 30 August 2017, the national IHR focal point of Oman reported one case of Middle East respiratory syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV). The last report of MERS-CoV from Oman was on 29 November 2016. The...

In a follow-up to a Brucella case reported in Texas last month, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a Health Advisory concerning the investigation. The strain has been identified...