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...

The mortality rate in Puerto Rico rose by 62% [95% confidence interval (CI) 11% to 114%] after Hurricane Maria, according to a new study led by researchers from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health....

In a follow-up to a report one month ago, the dengue fever situation on Easter Island (Rapa Nui) has grown to 13 locally acquired cases, prompting a health alert for the area, according to the Chile...

In 2011, the FAO / WHO Expert Committee developed a ranking of parasites transmitted by foods of importance in world public health, which included some two dozen parasites. The Parasitology Section...

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is recommending travelers avoid all nonessential travel to Venezuela. The country is experiencing outbreaks of infectious diseases, and adequate...

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a travel notice recently for people traveling to Osa Peninsula in Puntarenas Province, Costa Rica, an area where malaria is not typically found,...

The Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) is warning of the possibility of a severe dengue season in 2018 during Caribbean Mosquito Awareness Week 2018. This is because the pre-conditions of abundant...

In a follow-up to a report last week, Peru health officials (computer translated) have recorded an increase in Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) cases during the first four months of 2018. According to Minister...