Since the first human case of avian influenza A(H7N9) four years ago in Shanghai, the closest “official” tally of human cases now stand at 1160, according to the Hong Kong Centre for Health...

Microsoft founder Bill Gates and Gates Foundation philanthropist offered some thoughts and a dire warning Saturday during a panel discussion, “Health Security: Small Bugs, Big Bombs” at the...

100,000, or one lakh of children in India dies each year from the gastrointestinal virus, rotavirus. Today, Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare,  Shri J P Nadda announced the expansion of...

In a follow-up to a report on a norovirus outbreak in Canada linked to British Columbia oysters, the Public Health Agency of Canada reported this week the case count has climbed to 221 as of Tuesday. The...

In our continuous look at the yellow fever outbreak in Brazil, the Brazilian Ministry of Health, or Ministério da Saúde (computer translated) now puts the confirmed yellow fever death toll at 89. Through...

Last fall, the state of Florida reported the first local infestation of New World screwworm in the United States in at least three decades and five decades in Florida. The outbreak began in some endangered...

While malaria incidence has dropped in countries in the Caribbean and Central and South America since the turn of the century, UN health officials are reporting an increase in malaria transmission in certain...

Also known as the raccoon roundworm, Baylisascaris procyonis is the most common and widespread cause of clinical larva migrans in animals. It is a ubiquitous roundworm infection of raccoons (Procyon lotor)...

A multidisciplinary team from The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston has uncovered the mechanisms that the Zika virus uses to alter brain development. These findings are detailed in Stem Cell...

Health officials in El Paso County, Colorado have confirmed that a rat breeding facility in in the county is linked to a multistate outbreak of Seoul virus. There are two confirmed human cases in El...