In 2011, the FAO / WHO Expert Committee developed a ranking of parasites transmitted by foods of importance in world public health, which included some two dozen parasites. The Parasitology Section...

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is recommending travelers avoid all nonessential travel to Venezuela. The country is experiencing outbreaks of infectious diseases, and adequate...

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a travel notice recently for people traveling to Osa Peninsula in Puntarenas Province, Costa Rica, an area where malaria is not typically found,...

The Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) is warning of the possibility of a severe dengue season in 2018 during Caribbean Mosquito Awareness Week 2018. This is because the pre-conditions of abundant...

In a follow-up to a report last week, Peru health officials (computer translated) have recorded an increase in Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) cases during the first four months of 2018. According to Minister...

Last week, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) met in Washington, DC to discuss the current status of Chagas, as well as future management of the disease. Progress has been made with vector...

The Peru Ministry of Health announced (computer translated) an investigation into a cluster of Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) in the city of Trujillo in the La Libertad Region in the northwestern part...

Venezuela has the highest percentage increase of malaria cases in the world, according to the latest data from the World Health Organization. In fact, the number of cases in the country have increased...

The Chile Ministry of Health reported recently (computer translated) on four confirmed autochthonous  dengue fever cases on Easter Island (Rapa Nui), prompting the issuance of a health warning. The...

The Mexican Ministry of Health has reported an outbreak of mumps in the country, many affecting university students, with outbreaks reported in Mexico City, Sonora and Chihuahua, according to the National...