During the past five years in Florida, health officials saw an average of six mumps cases annually. However, this year the the Florida Department of Health (FDOH) has seen 56 cases through mid-December. While...

On Tuesday, the National Institutes of Health announced that it is lifting a funding pause dating back to October 2014 on gain-of-function (GOF) experiments involving influenza, SARS, and MERS viruses. NIH...

Rat lungworm disease (angiostrongyliasis) is contracted when a person becomes infected with the parasite Angiostrongylus cantonensis. Hawai‘i, particularly east Hawai‘i Island, is the epicenter for...

Federal and Kansas state health officials have linked one person’s Salmonella infection to taking rattlesnake pills from Mexico and are advising that the public talk to their doctor if they are...

Three hundred thirty three passengers (310) and crew (23) on the recent voyage onboard Royal Caribbean’s Independence of the Seas were afflicted with symptoms of vomiting and diarrhea, resembling...

In a follow-up on the H1N1 influenza outbreak reported in Kumasi City, Ghana, 17 additional cases have been reported, bringing the outbreak total to 94. In addition, the death toll remains at four. Health...

Survivors of the first known Ebola outbreak, which occurred in the Democratic Republic of the Congo in 1976, may be key to development of vaccines and therapeutic drugs to treat future outbreaks, according...

In an update on polio news from the most recent week, we look at updates from Syria, Afghanistan, Pakistan and Australia. Syria According to the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI), the total number...

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported in their latest FluView an additional case of human infection with a novel influenza A virus. The case was reported during the week of Dec....

In 2017, Venezuela has reported 609 probable cases of diphtheria through the end of November. In addition to the 324 cases which occurred since the summer to the end of 2016, the South American country...