The Salvadoran Institute of Social Security (ISSS) confirmed the deaths of two people from the bacterial infection, Vibrio vulnificus, according to a local media account (computer translated). According...

The Costa Rican Health Ministry issued a health alert last week due to malaria outbreaks reported in neighboring Nicaragua and the first autochthonous transmission of malaria in the country since 2012. According...

A 3-year-old girl from from Tingo María, Leoncio Prado Province in central Peru is in a Lima hospital (Hospital Dos de Mayo with) a serious infection with a “unusual” bacteria. In fact,...

The Brazilian Ministry of Health announced Wednesday the end of the yellow fever outbreak. The last case was registered in June. The outbreak that started in Dec 2016 accounted for 777 confirmed cases...

In the state of  in the Northern region of Brazil, officials are reporting an outbreak of visceral leishmaniasis, or kala-azar in the city of Tocantinópolis. According to a G1 report (computer translated),...

Two babies, eight and eleven months, have died in less than a 24 hour period in the pediatric emergency of the University Hospital “Dr. Manuel Núñez Tovar” (Humnt) due to diphtheria,...

Health officials in Nicaragua has reported 1,613 conjunctivitis, or “pink eye” cases in the past week affecting 52 cities across the country, bringing the total cases year-to-date to 11,364,...

Several days ago a ProMED-Mail report described a yellow fever case in French Guiana on the northeast coast of South America (computer translated). On Wednesday, WHO published a report on the case with...

In mid August, Belize health officials reported investigating at least 10 cases of ciguatera food poisoning. The investigation into these cases has linked and identified that the fish consumed was barracuda bought...

Health officials in Zacatecas state in north-central Mexico are reporting 19 human cases of brucellosis in five municipalities, according to a El Sol de Zacatecas report (computer translated). Raúl...