Spokane Regional Health District (SRHD) and its partners are aware of increased stomach illness among several patrons associated with House of Charity shelter. Over the weekend, twelve patrons with nausea,...

On Sunday’s airing of the Outbreak News This Week Radio Show, my guests talked about newly published research in their respective fields of expertise. During the first half, Svetlana Popova,...

Update: The Hong Kong Centre for Health Protection reported Jan. 24 the number of human H7N9 avian flu cases globally stood at 1033. With the addition of 84 human cases of avian influenza A(H7N9) announced...

The world remains “grossly underprepared” for outbreaks of infectious disease, which are likely to become more frequent in the coming decades, warn a team of international experts in The BMJ...

The first report of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) on viral hepatitis reveals the enormous scale of this silent epidemic in the Americas,  and advocates an organized response by the countries...

Rivers State health commissioner, Theophilus Odagme told local media last week of a new case of Lassa fever in the city of Port Harcourt in southeast Nigeria. The patient was hospitalized and has recovered...

The investigation into the outbreak of a yet unidentified etiology at the Humber College North Campus in Toronto continues into the weekend as health officials put the number affected at around 200. According...

Influenza In a follow-up on a report concerning influenza activity in California, California Department of Public Health (CDPH) State Public Health Officer Dr. Karen Smith reported today that the state...

A survey of more than 20,000 people in Syria has found a concerning number of people infected with hepatitis C, especially among people who are at higher risk. Cases of hepatitis B infection, however,...

Parasite-carrying snails can travel long distances, spreading a deadly disease along the way, according to new research led by UC Berkeley. The study is the first to find genetic evidence for long-distance...