In the highlands of Papua New Guinea in the 1950s and 60s it was noticed that people (mostly women) of the Fore tribe were dying of what was originally thought to be a genetic disorder since it happened...

“Rat-bite fever” is a general term to describe two relatively rare bacterial infections: Streptobacillus moniliformis, also known as Haverhill fever, and Spirillum minor, also known as Sodoku. Both...

Two articles have been published in recent days on the website, America’s Last Line of Defense, which made claims that Christian actor and filmmaker, Kirk Cameron had leprosy, prompting questions...

A 8-year-old Taiwanese girl went to see a doctor after complaining of something moving and itching in her anus and what they found was a 260 cm (about 8 feet and a half) long tapeworm, according to an...

In mid-May, The Architect of the Capitol (AOC) collaborated with City Wildlife, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to rescuing and rehabilitating sick, orphaned and injured wild animals in Washington,...

The World Health Organization (WHO) country office in Yemen reported the latest cholera data on their Twitter page Friday: #Cholera continues to spread in #Yemen. Over 73,700 suspected cholera cases and...

Today the Member States of WHO elected Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus as the new Director-General of WHO. Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus was nominated by the Government of Ethiopia, and will begin his five-year...

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released the following Thursday on Lyme Disease Awareness Month: Tickborne diseases are on the rise and prevention should be on everyone’s mind, particularly...

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), their has been approximately 75 cases of Powassan virus disease reported in the United States over the past 10 years.  Most cases have...

Cases of babesiosis, transmitted by tick bites, increase over the spring months with the majority of affected people falling ill in June or July. The seasonal rise in this parasitic disease in the United...