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...

In a follow-up to a report last month, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a travel notice to medical tourists to the Dominican Republic. Serious infections with bacteria—called...

The number of gonorrhea cases reported in Mexico to date is up 162 percent compared to the same period in 2016. According to a Puebla Online report (computer translated), 2,364 cases have been reported...

In a follow-up on the dengue fever outbreak in Peru, the National Civil Defense Institute (INDECI) reports the total number of dengue confirmed cases countrywide is 20,930 while 42,297 are reported as...