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...

A meningitis outbreak that began earlier this month at the Yaounde Central Prison in Kondengui has grown to about two dozen cases in a matter of about four weeks. As of 24 March 2017, a total of 23...

Researchers at Mayo Clinic have found patients who use gastric suppression medications are at a higher risk for recurrent Clostridium difficile (C-diff) infection. C-diff is a bacterium that can cause...

The number of measles cases recorded in Italy since the beginning of this year has increased considerably, a phenomenon that worries health authorities because of  parents’ resistance to the vaccine,...

A measles outbreak in Romania has been ongoing since February 2016 and cases continue to be reported despite ongoing response measures that have been implemented at national level through reinforced vaccination...

The number of mumps cases reported in Toronto has risen to 62 confirmed cases, according to city health officials. Most of the cases are among 18-35 year old individuals. Five of the cases are related...