Antibiotic resistance in typhoid bacteria was a main topic of concern at the 10th International Conference on Typhoid and Other Invasive Salmonelloses in Kampala, Uganda. There is an increase in drug...

In a follow-up on the measles outbreak in western Sydney, New South Wales (NSW) Health has reported an additional six cases, bringing the tally to 10. Dr Vicky Sheppeard, Director Communicable Diseases,...

Of the 250 pregnant women who had confirmed Zika infection in 2016, 24 – or about 1 in 10 of them – had a fetus or baby with Zika-related birth defects, according to a new Vital Signs report from the...

Thirteen measles cases have now been confirmed in the province, all believed to be linked in this most recent outbreak. “All of the cases currently confirmed have been linked in some way – primarily...

In a follow-up to the hantavirus situation in King County, Washington, public health officials announced today they are investigating  a new suspected case of hantavirus pulmonary syndrome (HPS) in an...

Leprosy is still found in the United States where a couple hundred cases are reported annually mostly from Florida, Texas, Louisiana and California. It is not an infectious disease you see everyday in...

You might be thinking: “Syphilis? That problem was solved a long time ago.” Well, not exactly. At one point syphilis was almost eliminated, but that is not the case anymore. This persistent sexually...

The Ministry of Public Health (MOPH) of Cameroon reported in mid-February cases of acute fever and rash syndrome of unknown etiology being reported from the Far North and North regions of the country. The...

In a follow-up to the typhoid outbreak in Auckland, New Zealand, which has sickened at least 11 people, health officials have reported a fatality in a Mt Roskill woman. She died in hospital on Tuesday...

The monkeypox outbreak declared by the Government of Congo on 13 March 2017 remains active. During reporting week 13 (week ending 31 March 2017), 6 new cases were reported from three districts, distributed...