An outbreak of hepatitis A struck the city of São Paulo, Brazil in 2017 and the number of cases reported through November is an astounding 11 times the number of cases in 2016, according to an r7.com...

The vampire bat is known to be the principle reservoir of rabies throughout Latin America, yet the burden of vampire bat-transmitted rabies on human lives and livestock has been largely anecdotal. Now,...

In 2017, Venezuela has reported 609 probable cases of diphtheria through the end of November. In addition to the 324 cases which occurred since the summer to the end of 2016, the South American country...

Most children born with microcephaly – small head size for age – and evidence of congenital Zika virus infection face severe health and developmental challenges at ages 19-24 months, according to results...

Following the release of new information about Dengvaxia® by Sanofi Pasteur about an increased risk of severe dengue infection several years after vaccination among people who had not been exposed to...

In a follow-up to a report last month, the measles situation on Venezuela, particularly Bolivar state has grown to more than 400 confirmed cases. According to recent data from the Pan American Health...

Officials in La Libertad, Peru are carrying out a fumigation campaign in the District Municipality of Chocope, Ascope province after the presence of the agent of plague, Yersinia pestis, was confirmed...

We first reported on giant African snails (Lissachatina fulica) in Cuba in 2014 in the Havana municipality of Arroyo Naranjo, which was unknown to the island before that. A more recent article published...

Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Bermuda, Cayman Islands, Montserrat and Saint Kitts and Nevis were today certified by the World Health Organization (WHO) as having eliminated mother-to-child transmission...

Six children under the age of 10 have died from chickenpox in the northwestern regions of Piura and La Libertad in Peru through October, according to a chimbotenlinea.com report (computer translated). This...