The New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) is investigating four confirmed cases of whooping cough, or pertussis in infants under 6 months of age reported during December 2016. The infant cases are from...

The number of dengue fever cases reported in Sri Lanka in 2016 was the most seen in a number of years and nearly double 2015 numbers, according to data from the Ministry of Health. Last year, 54,945...

Anthony S. Fauci, M.D., director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and colleague Catharine I. Paules, M.D. published...

The mumps outbreak in Spokane County, Washington has tripled in the past week with the number of confirmed and probable cases rising from 10 to 31 since we last reported last week. The bulk of the cases...

After reporting 80 dengue fever cases since the beginning of the year, health authorities in New Caledonia have declared an epidemic on the South Pacific islands. Since the start of Dec. 2016, the territory...

The ticks that transmit Lyme disease to people die of dehydration when exposed to a combination of high temperature and lowered humidity, a new USGS-led study has found. In an earlier related study, the...

Every year in India, 20,000 people are estimated to die from rabies. Most of the victims are children. Nearly all of the deaths occur after victims are bitten by rabid dogs. For years, experts have debated...

The United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) confirmed the presence of New World screwworm (Cochliomyia hominivorax) in a stray dog near Homestead,...

In 2016, only three countries ― Chad, Ethiopia, and South Sudan, reported a total of 25 human cases of Guinea worm disease. For the first time, Mali reported none. In 2015, four countries ― Chad, Ethiopia,...

On Tuesday, San Luis Obispo Public Health officials confirmed that an adult resident of the county has the measles virus. The Department investigates all cases of measles in the county and identifies...