After a period of heavy flooding, which helped spread viral infection, the World Health Organization (WHO) has declared a dengue epidemic in the city of Piura, where 19 people have died according to a...

Statement attributable to UNICEF’s Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean on health data in Venezuela “Data on infant and maternal deaths released last week by the Ministry of Health in...

On this website, we’ve tried to get information on the infectious disease situation in Venezuela through a variety of unofficial sources (see below) as the Venezuelan Health Ministry did not publish...

The number of cholera cases reported in Haiti through Apr. 8 this year is down significantly compared to the same periods in 2015 and 2016, according to a new report from the Pan American Health Organization...

An outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) serotype H7N3 was reported to the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) Friday by Joaquin Braulio Delgadillo Alvarez, Director General of...

Officials with the National Emergency Operations Center (COEN) in Peru are reporting 5,924 confirmed cases of dengue nationwide through Apr. 22, with 60 percent reported from the northern coast, according...

Health officials have issued an epidemiological alert for the city of Neiva, located in south central Colombia due to a leishmaniasis outbreak, according to a La Nacion report (computer translated). The...

Argentina health officials are reporting an increase in syphilis cases in a number of provinces and issued an alert concerning using proper protection during sex, according to a Dia a Dia report (computer...

Mexican health officials have reported 20 cases of the tickborne infection, Rocky Mountain spotted fever (RMSF), or  febre maculosa, in the city of Chihuahua. Of the 20 cases reported, nine have resulted...

Trachoma has been eliminated as a public health problem in Mexico, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced today.  Mexico becomes the first country in the Americas and the third in the world after...