The bacteria that causes leprosy, a chronic disease that can lead to disfigurement and nerve damage, is known to be transmitted to humans from nine-banded armadillos. A new study in PLOS Neglected Tropical...

Infectious disease pediatrician Nathaly Brito confirmed last week that the vaccine-preventable disease, diphtheria, has killed some 19 children at the pediatric hospital Menca de Leoni, in the state...

By Marcos Vinicius Malveira de Lima The number of confirmed cases of toxoplasmosis in Santa Maria, in the Central Region of Rio Grande do Sul, rose to 569, according to a report released Monday (June...

El Salvador Minister of Public Health, Violeta Menjívar, said that there is an epidemic outbreak of typhoid fever that has affected some 26 municipalities in the country. Deputy Minister Julio Tobles...

The Costa Rican government issued a health, or sanitary alert Monday due to the increase in the number of imported malaria cases reported from Nicaragua, Panama, and parts of South America and Africa,...

The World Health Organization (WHO) reported today on the ongoing measles outbreak in Brazil.  From 1 January through 23 May 2018, there were 995 reported cases (Amazonas State, n=611, and Roraima State...

There is some great public health news coming out of Paraguay–Country officials report they received news that the effort made for several years is paying off–The World Health Organization...

Since the confirmation of the first measles case in mid-2017 through the beginning of May, there were 2,154 confirmed measles cases; 727 in 2017 and 1,427 to date this year. The outbreak is ongoing with...

The Venezuelan Society of Public Health reported this week (computer translated) the following worrying information: From an unofficial, reliable source, it was known of the existence of at least 4 cases...

Venezuelan regional newspaper, El Impulso reported this week in an investigative report (computer translated), an outbreak of the bacterium, Serratia marcescens among children admitted at Agustín Zubillaga...