The Senegalese Ministry of Health and Social Welfare reported two imported cases of  Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever (CCHF) last week, prompting a outbreak declaration. A summary of the situation is as...

In all of 2016, the three polio endemic countries of Pakistan, Afghanistan and Nigeria saw a combined 37 wild poliovirus (WPV) cases, plus five   circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus (cVDPV) cases including...

In a follow-up on the gastrointestinal illness (GI) outbreak in Yolo County, California schools, The Yolo County Health & Human Services Agency now reports over 952 students, teachers and staff are...

The cholera outbreak in Yemen has claimed 51 lives and caused around 2752 suspected cases since Apr. 27, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). WHO has rapidly distributed medicines and medical...

Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the United States and melanoma is the most dangerous type. In fact, Melanoma kills an estimated more than 10,000 people in the US annually. May is Melanoma/Skin...

A few weeks ago, I saw this print interview with on the Yale School of Public Health website and the expert being interviewed said something that really grabbed my interest: As more ticks become infected...

The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) is investigating a confirmed case of human rabies. The Virginia resident was bitten by a dog while traveling in India. While the only documented cases of human-to-human...

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) reported three additional measles cases in Crow Wing County, bringing the state total to 54 confirmed cases. This outbreak and other infectious disease issues...

The World Health Organization (WHO) provided additional details on the Ebola outbreak in Likati district, Bas-Uélé Province, Democratic Republic of the Congo: The Minister of Public Health of the...

A case of Ebola virus disease (EVD) has been confirmed in a patient in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), according to the World Health Organization today. The DRC Ministry of Health in a statement...