Reduced vaccination coverage in children due to parental failure to get their children vaccinated has led to an increase in the vaccine-preventable disease, diphtheria, in recent years including cases...

The Norway Institute for Public Health, or Folkehelseinstituttet has announced a mumps outbreak, primarily among university students. The first reported cases were in the Trondheim area–the Norwegian...

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NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde’s Public Health Protection Unit and Infection Control Team are investigating an increased incidence of Serratia marcescens in the Neonatal Unit within the Maternity unit...

Bacteria are all around us, we are told. However, according to the National Institutes of Health, less than 1% of them cause disease in people. Well, that list may have just gotten a little bigger. A 47-year-old...

Up to 176 travelers from the UK and Canada contracted the parasitic infection, Cyclosporiasis, while on holiday in the Riviera Maya region of Mexico this summer, according to Eurosurveillance report...

More than 1,600 human West Nile virus (WNV) cases have been reported thus far in the United States with more than a quarter of all cases reported from California. According to officials Centers for Disease...

Officials with the Public Health England, Wiltshire Council, and DEFRA confirmed a case of anthrax in a cow on a farm in the Westbury area of Wiltshire. The Department for Environment, Food &...

If being infested with maggots wasn’t bad enough, it turns out that they can carry bacteria that can be worse, even deadly.  A 69-year-old French man apparently died of just such a bacterial infection,...

There are at least three large salmonella outbreaks ongoing in the US and Europe with three varied sources implicated in each outbreak. Two of the major outbreaks are taking place in the United States,...

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In a follow-up on the situation of Scottish nurse and Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) survivor who has suffered an unusual late complication from the virus she defeated 10 months ago, Royal Free London announced...