The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that each year 48 million people get sick from a foodborne illness, 128,000 are hospitalized, and 3,000 die. CDC listed the top five germs that...

For the second time in a year, a noted physician has come out publicly equating Donald Trump’s behavior to late stage or neurosyphilis. If you remember last February, infectious disease physician, Dr....

As winter approaches, increasing cases of infectious diseases like respiratory infectious disease have been reported globally. In China, the healthcare systems of many provinces remind people to pay attention...

I have not done a annual “Top 10” list of the major infectious disease news stories since 2013 and this is the first on this website. The number of important and newsworthy events of 2017...

On Wednesday, we reported on the latest on the Nigeria monkeypox outbreak. The next day, the World Health Organization (WHO) offered some additional details on the outbreak. The 61 laboratory confirmed...

Urinary tract infections (UTI’s) are one of the most common reasons people go to get medical treatment. There are an estimated 5-10 million outpatient visits and over 250,000 hospital admissions...

Chickenpox is a highly contagious disease caused by a virus. Although the incidence of chickenpox has declined significantly since the development of the chickenpox vaccine, there are still children who...

Tick-borne infections are a major infectious disease problem in the United States as we see the numbers increase each year and a geographical spread reported. Ticks are arachnids, like spiders, scorpions...

Scabies is a common skin condition caused by the human itch mite. People get scabies when the mite burrows into the top layer of their skin to live and feed. When the skin reacts to the mite – which...

New data presented at this year’s World Hepatitis Summit in Sao Paulo, Brazil (1-3 November) show that 52 million children are living with viral hepatitis worldwide, compared to 2.1 million children...