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The Japanese encephalitis outbreak in India has killed more than 150 people to date and health officials fear this number could rise. According to a report in The Peninsula today,  102 people have died...

The Cau Giay District of  Hanoi has reported nine cases of dengue fever, making it the first recorded outbreak in the city, according to a Saigon Giai Phong report today. Since the beginning of 2014,...

The Mesa County Health Department today is reporting a confirmed case of hantavirus in a Mesa County resident. The resident was transported to Denver for treatment over the weekend and is still there receiving...

Some 100 people exhibiting symptoms of Acute Fever and Rash (AFR) in American Samoa, including the fatality of a 28-year-old man, has prompted a health alert by Samoa’s Ministry of Health Wednesday. In...

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released the latest numbers yesterday concerning both imported and locally-acquired chikungunya cases on the continental United States, Puerto Rico and the...

The Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak has increased both in cases and fatalities during recent days according to the World Health Organization Regional Office for Africa today.  Between 18 – 20 July...

On 12 July 2014, the National IHR Focal Point of the Islamic Republic of Iran reported to WHO an additional laboratory-confirmed case of infection with Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV). The...

In a follow-up to a earlier report about a single case of bubonic plague in a  northwestern province, it is reported that the town of Yumen as been “sealed off”, causing the quarantine of...

Health officials on the Cayman Islands are reporting the first autochthonous chikungunya case in a patient from Bodden Town. The individual tested positive for the mosquito borne virus and has no history...

A 43-year-old Santee man has the first confirmed local case of West Nile virus (WNV) in 2014, the County Health and Human Services Agency reported today. This is the first local human case since 2012, according...