The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) reported on their EMPRES system of two human H5N1 avian influenza cases today. The first case was reported from Al-Minyā, also spelled...

Haiti has reported 1,897 cholera cases through January, according to the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO). 28 deaths were reported during this period. Since the cholera outbreak began in October...

WHO today published its first ever list of antibiotic-resistant “priority pathogens” – a catalog of 12 families of bacteria that pose the greatest threat to human health. The list was drawn...

Many recent reports have found multidrug resistant bacteria living in hospital sink drainpipes, putting them in close proximity to vulnerable patients. But how the bacteria find their way out of the drains,...

Thailand health officials issued an advisory last week after reporting increased numbers of the viral infection, hand, foot, and mouth disease (HFMD), mostly in children under the age of five. Since...

UC Davis physician researchers have found that medical marijuana contains multiple bacterial and fungal pathogens that may cause serious and even fatal infections. They warn that smoking, vaping or inhaling...

The Arkansas Department of Health recently determined that two cases of tickborne disease met the surveillance definition for Lyme disease. A case in Arkansas has not met the Centers for Disease Control...

In a follow-up on the measles outbreak in the Halifax, Nova Scotia area, health officials say the number of confirmed measles cases have grown to seven cases. “It isn’t surprising that we have discovered...

In a follow-up to the multi-province gastrointestinal illness outbreak in Canada, The Public Health Agency of Canada has reported an additional 46 cases linked to consumption of raw oysters as of Friday. The...

On Friday, the Vancouver Canucks reported one confirmed case of mumps in a player and at least four others showing symptoms of the contagious viral infection. The hockey team is working with provincial...