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The Hong Kong Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health (DH) today (July 30) received notification from the Health and Family Planning Commission of Guangdong Province (GDHFPC) of...

An Ebola outbreak was confirmed in Guinea in March 2014 and quickly spread to Liberia and Sierra Leone. Ebola haemorrhagic fever is a rare but severe disease caused by the Ebola virus. Like HIV, Ebola...

The Venezuela Ministry of Health is reporting an increase in the number of dengue fever cases during the past epidemiological week, according to an El Universal report Tuesday. The new data, published...

Recent locally acquired chikungunya cases reported in Venezuela and Costa Rica has prompted the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to issue notices for travelers going to these countries. As...

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued updated travel notices for the three West African countries currently experiencing the ever growing Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak that has...

In some sad news today, Sierra Leone’s “Ebola Doctor”, Shek Umar Khan has died from Ebola Virus Disease, according to a tweet by Reuters journalist, Umaru Fofana. #SierraLeone ‘s...

After several years of increases, the number of chlamydia cases dropped in 2013. However, gonorrhea and syphilis infections in the region continued to climb, the County Health and Human Services Agency...

As the investigation into the spike of cyclospora cases in Texas during the past month or so continues, the number of cases continue to rise. As of July 29,  the Texas Department of State Health Services...

The South Jeolla Livestock Sanitation Office reported this weekend that the highly-pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI), H5N8 has been detected at a duck farm in Hampyeong, South Jeolla province.   According...

Measles has resurfaced in the Czech Republic after being eradicated, according to a Mladá fronta Dnes report (computer translated). The airborne virus is not only affecting children, but also middle...