The Chinese National Health and Family Planning Commission released data today that shows 83 additional human cases of avian influenza A(H7N9), including 25 deaths, were recorded in December 2016. The...

Australian health officials reported a higher than usual number of cases of the bacterial disease, melioidosis, in Northern Territory during the last few months of 2016. According to an Adelaide Now...

In 2015, we reported on a big increase in syphilis cases in Japan where well over 2,000 cases were recorded, a four-fold increase from just five years earlier. Well, 2016 topped 2015, and topped it big,...

The number of dengue fever cases and fatalities dropped in Mexico in 2016, according to epidemiological data from the health ministry. The number of confirmed dengue fever and dengue hemorrhagic fever...

With the current measles outbreak going on in the Los Angeles County area, I wanted to dig into more about the topic of the law and vaccines. I invited Professor of Law at UC Hastings College of Law,...

Public Health Departments around the Bay Area are announcing that influenza activity is increasing and has reached “widespread” levels. Areas with the most influenza activity in the state include the...

The bacteria that cause Legionnaire’s disease grow well in warm tap water installations with ample dissolved organic matter–conditions that support the growth of biofilms. The research is published...

In a follow-up to a report earlier this week, Kansas state and Lawrence-Douglas County health authorities have identified two laboratory confirmed cases of mumps in Lawrence. Since mid-December, they...

Iron supplementation reverses this protection Iron deficiency is the most common nutritional deficiency in the world and causes long-term adverse consequences in children. However, concerns remain about...

Health officials in the Dominican Republic have reported a record year of deaths due leptospirosis in 2016, according to a Noticias Sin report (computer translated). Leptospirosis was the cause of 74...