In an update on the yellow fever outbreak in Brazil, since the beginning of the outbreak in December 2016 through Apr. 12, 2017, there were 2,422 cases of yellow fever reported, including 623 confirmed,...

Government officials in the Federal District in Brazil say the syphilis situation has reached epidemic status and the exact reason for the rise is still unknown, according to a G1.Globo report (computer...

Since the beginning of the yellow fever outbreak in Brazil in December 2016, health officials have reported 2,210 cases of yellow fever, with 604 being laboratory confirmed. Of this number, 302 deaths...

Hospital officials at the Santo Tomas Hospital in Panama have reported three patients who have tested positive for Candida auris, according to a TVN-2 report (computer translated). Health Minister...

Panamanian health officials confirmed last week that the deaths of two children was due to tickborne rickettsiosis, Panama media reports (computer translated). Rickettsiosis is a very rare disease in Panama. “At...

The Technological Institute in Immunobiologicals (Bio-Manguinhos / Fiocruz), an organ linked to the Ministry of Health, is the world’s largest producer of the vaccine against yellow fever. Bio-Manguinhos...

Brazil is carrying out mass vaccination campaigns for yellow fever in the states of Minas Gerais, Espirito Santo, Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Bahia, while strengthening surveillance and case management...

Two weeks ago, we reported on the increase of imported yellow fever in Europe after health officials reported a travel-associated case of yellow fever in the Netherlands in March 2017 in a traveler...

Six countries in South America have reported suspected and confirmed yellow fever cases and if citizens from Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, the Plurinational State of Bolivia, and Suriname want to...

Many international travelers to the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, openly considered skipping the games to avoid the threat of Zika. Despite the fears, not a single case of Zika or its...