Chagas is a potentially deadly parasitic disease caused by the microorganism, Trypanosoma cruzi. It is transmitted to humans by insects known as kissing bugs, as well as via blood transfusions, organ...

This past Sunday on the Outbreak News This Week Radio Show, I had the opportunity to talk to founder of the Venezuelan Science Incubator, Alberto E. Paniz-Mondolfi, MD, PhD about the epidemics plaguing...

Because of several factors to include the El Niño phenomenon, geographical conditions of the country and the natural cycle of the disease, Colombian health officials foresee continuing increases in...

Because of the circulation of yellow fever in the South and Southeast regions of the country, Brazil health officials are encouraging people who live or are going to travel to the region to get vaccinated...

On this weeks episode of the Outbreak News This Week Radio Show, the entire hour was dedicated to the epidemic crisis going on in Venezuela. I was joined by infectious diseases pathologist and clinician...

This week, I had the opportunity to spend the whole hour on the Outbreak News This Week Radio Show with a physician who is in the “belly of the beast” of Venezuela. In this segment of the...

In a follow-up on the dengue fever outbreak in Jamaica, local media report that Portfolio Minister Dr Christopher Tufton told Parliament this week that the number of dengue cases now stands at 1,166...

In a follow-up on a report early last month, Senior Medical Officer (SMO) for St Catherine, Dr Prosper Chen said that the parish recorded more than 520 notifications for dengue in the month of January...

Health officials in Panama are reporting an outbreak of pertussis, or whooping cough in the Ngäbe Buglé region since mid-December, according to an El Siglo report (computer translated). To date, 81...

Omar Aray, director of the Anzoatiguense Health Institute (Saludanz), said that more than 300 people, mostly children, have entered several health centers in the metropolitan area of Anzoátegui state,...