The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a new travel alert yesterday for Brazil due to an outbreak of measles. As of August 4, 2018, health officials in Brazil have reported over 5,000...

The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) called for rapidly increasing vaccination coverage to stop the spread of measles in Latin America and the Caribbean, since endemic transmission of the virus...

The Minister of Health, Rodolfo Rocabado, said that everything is ready to develop the Vaccination Campaign against rabies this August 25 and 26 in the departments of Cochabamba and Beni. “This...

UN health officials reported this week that the measles outbreak in Venezuela  is ongoing with measles cases reported in all states and the Capital District. Since the summer of 2017 with the confirmation...

Health officials in Brazil are reporting two Chagas disease outbreaks in the northern state of Pará. According to a G1 Globo.com report (computer translated), two acute outbreaks of Chagas disease...

Chagas disease, caused by infection with a parasite called Trypanosoma cruzi (T cruzi), causes chronic heart disease in about one third of those infected. Over the past 40 years, Chagas disease has spread...

In a follow-up on the imported measles situation in Brazil, the Ministry of Health reported this week that the 910 cases of measles have been confirmed in Amazonas, 5,630 remain under investigation. In...

Barbados health officials are reporting an increase in syphilis in pregnant women in recent years. The health ministry is now seeing an abnormally high rate of syphilis in pregnant women and, by extension,...

Paraguay has succeeded in interrupting the vector transmission of Trypanosoma cruzi in the home, the parasite that causes Chagas disease. This was verified last week by a group of international independent...

Mexican authorities announced this week that they are prepared for an increase in AH1N1 influenza cases this 2018-2019 winter season. This includes a strategic reserve of some 327,000 antiviral drugs...