By Glenn Laverack, PhD COVID-19 is here to stay. We are not in control of a highly infectious virus that is rapidly spreading. Preventive measures have not worked, the number of cases, hospital admissions...

By NewsDesk  @bactiman63 Thailand health officials reported an additional 600-plus chikungunya cases in the past week, putting the total so far in 2020 to 10,101 in 72 provinces. No deaths have been...

By NewsDesk  @bactiman63 The assistant director of the Department of Health in Region 9 (DOH-9) in Zamboanga City warns that the COVID-19 pandemic is causing a mental health crisis in the Philippines. Dr....

Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Inmazeb (atoltivimab, maftivimab, and odesivimab-ebgn), a mixture of three monoclonal antibodies, as the first FDA-approved treatment for Zaire ebolavirus (Ebola...

By NewsDesk  @bactiman63 The Agence Regionale de Sante Guyane (ARS) reported recently (computer translated) an outbreak of Oropouche virus disease (OROV) in French Guiana, a department of France in...

Western NSW Local Health District (WNSWLHD), Manager Communicable Diseases & Immunisation Ms Susan Turcato, is strongly urging farmers and people who work with livestock to get vaccinated against Q...

By NewsDesk  @bactiman63 The World Health Organization (WHO) reports from July 1 to September 25, 2020, a total of 71 cases of febrile and non-febrile jaundice and 10 deaths have been officially recorded...

By NewsDesk  @bactiman63 The northwestern African country of Mauritania is reporting an outbreak of Rift Valley fever (RVF) where some three dozen confirmed cases have been reported. As of Oct. 5, 2020,...

By NewsDesk  @bactiman63 On the first episode of Outbreak News This Week, I look at the big turnaround by the WHO on lockdowns, some good news. On Oct. 4, The Great Barrington Declaration was established...

By NewsDesk  @bactiman63 The Sudan Ministry of Health and Social Development has declared a State of Health Emergency in West Darfur after confirming 45 cases of chikungunya fever out of a total of 52...