In a follow-up on the cluster of undiagnosed illness and deaths in Southern Liberia, the World Health Organization (WHO) offered up more details in an outbreak bulletin today. The event of unknown etiology,...

According to a WHO media release Friday concerning the outbreak of illness and deaths of unknown etiology in Sinoe County, Liberia recently, notes from  WHO Communications and media officer, Fadéla...

For the past two weeks, we have watched the Minnesota measles outbreak grow into 32 confirmed cases as of Friday. The bulk of the cases have been reported in Somali children in the state with all of them...

We all love a good book and on the Outbreak News This Week Radio Show, I spend most of the hour discussing a fantastic new book on infectious diseases, outbreaks, epidemiologic investigations and not...

The number of leptospirosis cases reported during the first three months of 2017 in the Philippines is up by 67.7 percent compared to the period in 2016, according to a Abante.com report (computer translated). Data...

Three additional measles cases have been confirmed in the Minnesota outbreak, according to state health officials. This brings the total to 32 confirmed cases–30 in Hennepin County, one in Stearns...

A 22-month-old toddler is in a stable condition in hospital following the first confirmed case of tetanus in a South Australian child in 17 years. SA Health’s Chief Medical Officer Professor Paddy Phillips...

Cases of babesiosis, transmitted by tick bites, increase over the spring months with the majority of affected people falling ill in June or July. The seasonal rise in this parasitic disease in the United...

Zika virus can persist in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), lymph nodes and colorectal tissue of infected rhesus monkeys for weeks after the virus has been cleared from blood, urine and mucosal secretions, according...

An anthrax outbreak was reported to the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) Wednesday by Dr Joseph Savadogo, Directeur Général des Services Vétérinaires, Services Vétérinaires, Ministère...