A Lassa fever outbreak in Nasarawa State in Central Nigeria has resulted in four fatalities, according to a local media report today. According to Nasarawa State Commissioner for Health, Daniel Iya, 16...

Drugs used to treat HIV could affect how the body responds to syphilis, inadvertently contributing to a current outbreak, a new study suggests. Syphilis cases in several countries have risen sharply in...

Victoria health reported today that there are two confirmed case of measles who were infectious while at a number of places across Melbourne between 05 and 14 January 2017, prompting the issuance of a...

A mass measles vaccination campaign began last Friday in Borno, Yobe and Adamawa States in north-eastern Nigeria, in which nearly 5 million children aged from 6 months to 10 years are to be vaccinated. “This...

On the Sunday, Jan. 15 Outbreak News This Week Radio Show, I was joined by two great guests to look at some interesting and timely topics. During the first half, Senior Associate at the UPMC Center...

Back in 2010, researchers from the United Kingdom were talking about an enzyme known as NDM-1 (New Delhi metallo-β-lactamase 1), that has found its way from the Indian subcontinent and could potentially...

Chinese health officials reported on two additional human cases of avian influenza A(H7N9) in Guizhou and Hubei provinces. According to the Health and Family Planning Commission of Guizhou Province,...

At least 113 human rabies cases were recorded in Angola’s Luanda province through Nov. 2016, according to the head of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries of the municipality of Cacuaco, José...

After reporting four Zika virus infections in Vinh Thanh Commune since end of December, the steering board of disease prevention in the southern province of Dong Nai last week announced a Zika epidemic. Officials decided...

Officials with New South Wales Health (NSW Health) reported a large increase of the sexually transmitted infection (STI), Lymphogranuloma venereum (LGV), among men who have sex with men (MSM) in the...