Niagara Region Public Health announced today they have identified the first infection of mumps in Niagara, prompting health officials to urge all residents to ensure their vaccination is up to date. Mumps...

On Monday, the Directorate General of Health (DGS) in Portugal reported three additional confirmed measles cases in the country, bringing the total to 24 confirmed, according to a Publico report (computer...

Trachoma has been eliminated as a public health problem in Mexico, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced today.  Mexico becomes the first country in the Americas and the third in the world after...

In a follow-up on the Hennepin County, MN measles outbreak, the number of cases has risen to 20 among Somali Minnesotan children, according to health officials today. Sixteen of the cases are confirmed...

A 35-year old peasant farmer from Kpaku village, Galliness Perri chiefdom, Pujehun district in the southern region of Sierra Leone has been diagnosed with monkeypox, according to UN health officials. The...

Don’t wait until it threatens the life of someone you care about, learn what to look for and trust your instincts. World Meningitis Day is celebrated on the 24th of April each year to raise awareness...

Today is the beginning of Medical Laboratory Professionals Week (MLPW) 2017. This week, April 23-29, provides the profession with a unique opportunity to increase public understanding of and appreciation...

On Friday, Dr Catherine Spong, OB/GYN and Deputy director of NIH’s Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) did a Q&A during a Reddit AMA (Ask me...

The number of measles fatalities in the Romanian outbreak has grown to 22, according to health officials. Between Jan. 2016 and Apr. 14,  2017, Romania has reported 4,793 cases of measles with infants...

In a follow-up on the rat lungworm cluster in Hawaii, state health officials confirmed an additional two new cases of individuals with rat lungworm illness on Hawaii Island. In addition, four related...