During the week ending Feb. 11, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Nigeria Federal Ministry of Health reported the first case of Lassa fever in Kaduna State in the ongoing National Lassa...

In a follow-up on the mumps outbreak in Manitoba, Canada, health officials with Manitoba Health, Seniors and Active Living (MHSAL) put the tally at 176 since September 2016. While initially the majority...

The number of hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD) cases reported in Vietnam in 2017 is increased compared to the same period in 2016, according to the General Department of Preventive Medicine, Ministry...

Hospital room floors may be an overlooked source of infection, according to a study published in the March issue of the American Journal of Infection Control, the official journal of the Association for...

A farmworker from the Omaheke region on the eastern border of Namibia has died from Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever (CCHF), according to Namibia health officials. According to a report in The Namibian, The...

Just days after the Vancouver Canucks announced confirmed and suspected mumps among several players, officials with the Minnesota Wild hockey team reported that forwards Jason Pominville and Zach Parise...

The Department of Health (DOH) spearheads the 5th Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTD) Forum in Cebu City with the theme: “Evidence Based Technologies to Accelerate the Gains of NTD Elimination, A New Hope”....

Pakistan’s Ministry of National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination has reported cases of chikungunya in the country for the first time. A total of 803 cases have been reported since 19...

On the Sunday, Feb. 26 airing of the Outbreak News This Week Radio Show, I take a look at two diverse issues on the infectious disease news scene. In the first half, I take a look at the New Republic article...

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...