A mass measles vaccination campaign began last Friday in Borno, Yobe and Adamawa States in north-eastern Nigeria, in which nearly 5 million children aged from 6 months to 10 years are to be vaccinated. “This...

On the Sunday, Jan. 15 Outbreak News This Week Radio Show, I was joined by two great guests to look at some interesting and timely topics. During the first half, Senior Associate at the UPMC Center...

Back in 2010, researchers from the United Kingdom were talking about an enzyme known as NDM-1 (New Delhi metallo-β-lactamase 1), that has found its way from the Indian subcontinent and could potentially...

Chinese health officials reported on two additional human cases of avian influenza A(H7N9) in Guizhou and Hubei provinces. According to the Health and Family Planning Commission of Guizhou Province,...

At least 113 human rabies cases were recorded in Angola’s Luanda province through Nov. 2016, according to the head of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries of the municipality of Cacuaco, José...

After reporting four Zika virus infections in Vinh Thanh Commune since end of December, the steering board of disease prevention in the southern province of Dong Nai last week announced a Zika epidemic. Officials decided...

Officials with New South Wales Health (NSW Health) reported a large increase of the sexually transmitted infection (STI), Lymphogranuloma venereum (LGV), among men who have sex with men (MSM) in the...

“I predict measles outbreaks in Texas could happen as early as the winter or spring of 2018”: Peter Hotez, MD, PhD- PLoS Medicine October 25, 2016 The Dean for the National School of Tropical...

  The British Columbia Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) is warning the public following a spike in acute gastrointestinal illness associated with the consumption of oysters. Since early December...

For the 10th year in a row, Pennsylvania has reported more Lyme disease cases than any other state. And 2016 saw a new record for cases as the Keystone state saw in excess of 12000, nearly 40 percent of...