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Following the imported measles case earlier this month in a unvaccinated one-year-old girl who resides in northern Taiwan, health officials report announced this year’s second imported measles case...

In an update on the yellow fever outbreak in Brazil, the number of confirmed cases now stand at 396 since December 2016. Of this total, 134 death were reported putting the case fatality rate (CFR) at 34...

Health officials in Lagangilang, Abra province in the northern Philippines are reporting at least 15 suspected human anthrax cases, according to a GMA Network report (computer translated). According...

Clostridium difficile is the No. 1 hospital-acquired infection in the United States and leads to 29,000 deaths each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The illness most...

Stevens-Johnson syndrome (SJS) is a rare, serious disorder of your skin and mucous membranes. The NIH says SJS affects 1 to 2 per million people each year. It’s usually a reaction to a medication...

The mumps outbreak in Toronto has grown to 43 confirmed cases, according to Toronto Public Health. 100 km west of Toronto in Guelph, health officials there reported via Twitter that three confirmed...

Nigerian health officials report five deaths due to bacterial meningitis in Sokoto state, according to a Premium Times report. The five victims in Gada and Wauru towns of Gada Local Government area. In...

China The China National Health and Family Planning Commission reported 21 additional human cases of avian influenza A(H7N9), including four deaths, from March 10 to 16. The 19 male and two female patients,...

Last week, Drs. Anthony S. Fauci and Catharine I. Paules of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) expressed concern about the Brazil yellow fever outbreak and the potential...

The Korean Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC) reported today (computer translated) a rotavirus outbreak that has sickened a number of newborns in the MizMedi Hospital nursery. Health officials...