A team of researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) has uncovered hidden vulnerabilities on the surface of the dengue virus. This novel discovery means that scientists can now develop...

Since January, Public Health — Seattle & King County has reported at least 39 people with illness suggestive of norovirus (nausea, vomiting and diarrhea) after eating raw oysters at one of several...

Hepatitis B and C kill more than 20,000 people every year in the United States. A new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine presents a strategy to eliminate these diseases...

Since we last reported on the ongoing outbreak of norovirus and gastrointestinal illnesses linked to raw and undercooked oysters from British Columbia in mid-February, the number of outbreak cases have...

In a follow-up on the Escherichia coli O121, or E.coli O121 outbreak that has affected several Canadian provinces, The Public Health Agency of Canada announced yesterday the outbreak has been linked...

Following recent reports on this website concerning the measles situation in Europe HERE, HERE and HERE, the World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe released the following press release, Measles...

The Regional Health Administration of the North (ARS-Norte) announced yesterday that they are investigating a mumps outbreak at the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto (FEUP), according...

Lassa fever outbreaks have been confirmed across five West African countries, including Nigeria, Benin, Sierra Leone, Togo, and Burkina Faso. Nigeria In Nigeria, the index case emerged on 16 December...

In a follow-up on the situation with malaria in parts of South Africa, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a travel notice certain areas of the country today. As of March 12, 2017,...

Investigators have shown that certain screening methods that detect the genetic material of Zika virus can be used to ensure that donated blood supplies remain free of the virus. The methods, called Zika...