The number of dengue fever cases in the Western hemisphere has eclipsed a half a million cases, according to the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO). Through mid-April, 520,381 dengue fever cases...

Vaccine-preventable diseases have not just returned, but surged in crisis hit Venezuela, according to new research presented at this year’s European Congress of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious...

In February, I reported on malaria numbers in Venezuela compiled by a consortium of five global health organizations, which at that time estimated that the country has seen more than 1.3 million malaria...

Brazilian health authorities report that the use of the bacterium, Wolbachia, which has already been used in Rio de Janeiro, will be taken to the cities of Campo Grande, Petrolina and Belo Horizonte. The...

The Municipal Center for Early Childhood Education (CMEI) Maria Vila de Carvalho, in the municipality of Marumbi in the state of Paraná in the Southern Region of Brazil suspended activities this week...

In a follow-up on the leptospirosis outbreak among Guyana Manganese Inc. (GMI) workers, local media report a second Chinese worker has died after falling sick. Both fatalities were found to have died...

Health officials in Guyana have reported a leptospirosis outbreak among Guyana Manganese Inc. (GMI) workers Friday. According to authorities, two Chinese nationals have been treated and released, while...

The El Salvador Ministry of Health (MINSAL) is reporting increases in typhoid fever this year to date as compared to the same period in 2018. According to a La Prensa Grafica report (computer translated),...

According to the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), two countries reported confirmed diphtheria cases between December 2018 and February 2019–Haiti and Venezuela. In Venezuela, the diphtheria...

Four cases of brucellosis have been reported in the municipality of  Villa Juárez in the State of San Luis Potosí, Mexico, according to a Pulso report (computer translated). The cases are being...