NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews The Hong Kong Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health reports closely monitoring two human cases of avian influenza A(H5N6) in the Mainland. The...

NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews On January 24, 2022, the WHO Regional Reference Laboratory in Helsinki confirmed poliovirus type 2 (VDPV-2) in a sample from a 2-year-old child from Ukraine. The sample...

NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews In a follow-up on the Lassa fever situation in Nigeria in January 2022, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has activated the national multi-sectoral and multi-disciplinary...

NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews Just 14* human cases of Guinea worm disease occurred worldwide in 2021, drawing nearer to the goal of global eradication, The Carter Center announced Wednesday. It is...

NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews Officials in Shivamogga, Karnataka state have reported a case of the tick-borne, Kyasanur Forest Disease, (KFD) in a 57-year-old woman in Kudige village of Thirthahalli. This...

NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews So far, three subvariants of Omicron have been described: BA.1, BA.2 and BA.3. Worldwide, BA.1 account for most of Omicron-cases. However, in Denmark BA.2 is gaining...

NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews The Norwegian Institute of Public Health warns of an ongoing outbreak of the bacterium Pseudomonas aeruginosa in more than ten of the country’s hospitals. Cases...

NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews Japan health officials reported 62,613 new COVID-19 cases Tuesday, becoming the first time daily cases in Japan topped the 60,000 case mark. The previous high daily cases...

NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews For the second week in a row, Nigerian health officials reported 48 confirmed Lassa fever cases in the country, bringing to total confirmed cases to 96 through January...

The Omicron variant sub-lineage known as BA.2 has been designated a variant under investigation ( VUI-22JAN-01) by the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA). Overall, the original Omicron lineage, BA.1,...