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...

A botulism outbreak that has struck two villages in Armenia has sickened two people, according to Armenian press. The source of the infections has been linked to homemade canned marinade. Less than a...

Officials with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) and The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) are investigating eight cases...

Approximately 500 million people around the world are infected with the genital herpes virus known as herpes simplex virus 2 (HSV2). A vaccine that could bring an end to this global pandemic is needed...

According to a news report by Urban TV Uganda, 20 people from the various islands across the country are feared to have caught bird flu according to ministry of health spokesperson Vivian Nakalika. Surveillance...