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...

More than 200 diphtheria cases have been reported in the Americas year-to-date, with Venezuela and Haiti accounting for all but one, according to UN health officials. Since July 2016, Venezuela has seen...

After the Zika epidemic, which began in 2015, and the outbreak of yellow fever early in 2017, Brazil runs a serious risk of being afflicted by Oropouche, another virus that is widely distributed throughout...

Health officials in Guatemala are reporting a typhoid outbreak in Petén department in the north of the country, according to a Prensa Libre report (computer translated). The outbreak began in the...

Health authorities in Chile are reporting a suspect leprosy case in a Haitian citizen living in the city of Valdivia in the southern part of the country, according to a Biobiochile report (computer translated). Minister...

Researchers at the University of São Paulo’s Biomedical Science Institute (ICB-USP) in Brazil have discovered a new virus in a migratory bird species. This is such a rare find that it can be considered...

The vaccine-preventable disease was reportedly eradicated in Venezuela decades ago; however, it saw a reemergence in 2016 with 324 cases. According to a Reuters report this weekend, Venezuela notified...

Health officials in Bolivia reported the fifth yellow fever case in Cochabamba, according to local media (computer translated). The director general of Health Services of the Ministry of Health, Rodolfo...

A 10-year-old Venezuelan boy who was hospitalized at the Santo Antônio Children’s Hospital suspected of having pharyngotonsillar diphtheria died Tuesday morning, according to a Globo.com report...