Health officials in Brazil are reporting two Chagas disease outbreaks in the northern state of Pará. According to a G1 Globo.com report (computer translated), two acute outbreaks of Chagas disease...

Chagas disease, caused by infection with a parasite called Trypanosoma cruzi (T cruzi), causes chronic heart disease in about one third of those infected. Over the past 40 years, Chagas disease has spread...

In a follow-up on the imported measles situation in Brazil, the Ministry of Health reported this week that the 910 cases of measles have been confirmed in Amazonas, 5,630 remain under investigation. In...

Barbados health officials are reporting an increase in syphilis in pregnant women in recent years. The health ministry is now seeing an abnormally high rate of syphilis in pregnant women and, by extension,...

Paraguay has succeeded in interrupting the vector transmission of Trypanosoma cruzi in the home, the parasite that causes Chagas disease. This was verified last week by a group of international independent...

Mexican authorities announced this week that they are prepared for an increase in AH1N1 influenza cases this 2018-2019 winter season. This includes a strategic reserve of some 327,000 antiviral drugs...

In a follow-up on the measles outbreak in Brazil, the Ministry of Health reports the number of measles cases in the outbreaks in Amazonas and Roraima states now stand at 742 and 280, respectively as...

In a follow-up on the measles situation in Buenos Aires, Argentina, the members of the committee of experts on measles, convened by the Ministry of Health of the Nation (computer translated), agreed on...

The diphtheria outbreak in Venezuela that began in July 2016 continues. 1,904 suspected diphtheria cases reported, including 164 deaths: 324 cases and 17 deaths in 2016, 1,040 cases and 103 deaths in...

In a follow-up on the typhoid fever situation in El Salvador this year, health officials continue to see a rise in cases significantly higher than what was reported in 2017. According to a La Prensa...