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...

War and conflict in Yemen and in Venezuela, a socialistic government and resulting economic and social chaos that goes hand-in-hand with that form of government, has caused a destruction of existing health...

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), on October 20, 2010, an outbreak of cholera was confirmed in Haiti for the first time in more than a century, ten months after the catastrophic...

Two confirmed yellow fever cases in São Paulo State, Brazil (an area considered not at risk for yellow fever transmission) has prompted national authorities to begin vaccination campaigns and strengthening...

The latest in the brucellosis outbreak linked to the Faculty of Veterinary Sciences of the National University of Asunción in Paraguay shows that fifteen people are in treatment or follow-up, according...

Canned fish products from Chinese company TROPICAL FOOD MANUFACTURING (NINGBO) Co. Ltd. are being pulled from the shelves in Peru after the detection of parasitic worms (anisakid nematodes) in a lot...

The human Q fever outbreak in Osorno Province in the Los Lagos Region has grown to 59 suspect cases and three confirmed cases, according to a latercera.com report (computer translated). While there...

Diphtheria is a dangerous respiratory disease is caused by a potent toxin produced by certain strains of the bacterium Corynebacterium diphtheriae. Diphtheria is extremely contagious through coughing...

In 2016, news about the Zika virus in Brazil made the headlines in Europe for the first time. With approximately 65 million people affected, it is one of the largest epidemics in the last few years. The...

Since October, health officials on Trinidad and Tobago have reported a total of 15 cases and two fatalities at the San Fernando General Hospital prompting calls for the public to take measures to protect...