The year 2017 has barely begun and we already have a new and potentially major infectious disease situation flaring up. During the first three weeks of 2017, the dreaded deadly Yellow Fever virus (YFV)...

In a follow-up on the yellow fever outbreak in Brazil, through Monday, Jan. 23, the Brazilian Ministry of Health has recorded 421 suspected cases of yellow fever and 87 deaths in four states and the Federal...

The first report of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) on viral hepatitis reveals the enormous scale of this silent epidemic in the Americas,  and advocates an organized response by the countries...

In a follow-up on the yellow fever outbreak in Brazil, through the first 18 days of 2017, 206 suspected and probable cases of yellow fever were reported, including 53 deaths in Minas Gerais state, according...

A 69-year-old man from Arauco, Bío Bío region in west-central Chile is the first hantavirus death recorded in 2017, according to a Bio Bio Chile report (computer translated). This is the fifth hantavirus...

The Secretary of Health of the State of Ceará in northeastern Brazil announced receiving reports of three suspect cases of “black urine disease” last week. The cases are being investigated...

In a follow-up on the yellow fever situation in Minas Gerais  in southeastern Brazil, the Brazil IHR NFP provided an update on the event on Thursday informing that a total of 110 suspected cases, including...

The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) reported in a Epidemiological Bulletin yesterday the yellow fever situation in the Americas for 2016 (computer translated). In 2016, Brazil, Colombia, and Peru...

Last month in Santa Fe, Argentina, a 14-year-old boy died at the Children’s Hospital because of the infection that developed after a piercing in one of his ears. More recently, a 20-year-old girl...

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The men from La Plata, Buenos Aires Province have contracted the viral disease, hantavirus, according to a Clarin report (computer translated). The three men are currently hospitalized for their illness. The...