As if the COVID-19 pandemic isn’t scary enough, the flu season is not far away. How severe will the flu season be as it converges with the COVID-19 outbreak? What can we do to prepare? Dr. Benjamin...

By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews On Friday, March 6, 2020, the first case of coronavirus in Peru was confirmed. As of May 28, 2020, 141,779 COVID-19 cases have been confirmed. Lima continues to be...

By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews Mass testing Norway’s Institute of Public Health announced this week (computer translated) that it does not recommend testing large groups of healthy people,...

By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews The Brazil Ministry of Health recorded approximately 20,000 new coronavirus disease 2019 cases in the past 24 hours, eclipsing the 400,000 case mark with 411,821 through...

One of the most commonly used diagnostic tools, particularly during this pandemic, is the reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction test (RT-PCR), which uses a person’s respiratory sample to...

Two men from Kampong Speu province, Cambodia died after they ingested poisonous puffer fish Monday, according to a Phnom Penh Post report. In addition to the two fatalities, two women and one man from...

By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews In a follow-up on a post from April, officials in Ethiopia are reporting at least seven suspected human cases of dracunculiasis, or Guinea worm infections, in recent...

By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews Country update The Russian Ministry of Health has reported through May 26, 362,342 confirmed COVID-19 cases, including 3,807 deaths. Some 131,000 people have recovered...

By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews Two additional H9N2 influenza cases have been reported in China, according to a Taiwan CDC release Monday (computer translated). One case was a 6-year-old boy in Weihai...

By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews Hepatitis A Victoria Health Deputy Chief Health Officer, Dr Angie Bone issued a health advisory Friday due to an ongoing hepatitis A outbreak in Victoria affecting...