Orlando-based specialty pharmaceutical company, Profounda announced it has received the US Food and Drug Administration’s Orphan Drug Designation for the use of Impavido (miltefosine) to treat Granulomatous...

University of Florida researchers have found rat lungworm, a parasitic nematode that can cause meningitis in humans and animals, in five Florida counties. Rats and snails in Alachua, Leon, St. Johns,...

Starting Saturday, health officials with the Southern District Health Board in New Zealand will be offering chickenpox, or varicella vaccine to children aged 15 months and 11 years free of charge. This...

In a joint statement from UNICEF and WHO last week, officials said, “The rapidly spreading cholera outbreak in Yemen has exceeded 200,000 suspected cases, increasing at an average of 5,000 a day. We...

The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention (Maine CDC) is investigating a travel-associated confirmed case of measles in Franklin County; currently there are no other cases reported or under...

At least seven people from four Canadian provinces have been sickened with Salmonella Enteritidis, which The Public Health Agency of Canada says frozen raw breaded chicken products are the source of...

Nigerian health officials are reporting outbreaks of hepatitis E and cholera in two different states in the country. Hepatitis E A hepatitis E outbreak has been reported in the north-east Borno State,...

The pathogen, Vibrio cholerae can colonize the surfaces, as well as the intestines of soft shelled turtles. This finding is strong evidence that soft shelled turtles in China, where they are grown for...

Following the report of the state’s first human plague case of 2017 nearly three weeks ago, health officials in New Mexico have reported two additional human plague cases in Santa Fe County. The...

Officials with the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Animal Production and Health in Pretoria reported an outbreak of Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus (HPAI) H5N8 on a farm in Dipaleseng, Mpumalanga...