A 10-year-old Venezuelan boy who was hospitalized at the Santo Antônio Children’s Hospital suspected of having pharyngotonsillar diphtheria died Tuesday morning, according to a Globo.com report...

In a follow-up to a report last month, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a travel notice to medical tourists to the Dominican Republic. Serious infections with bacteria—called...

The number of gonorrhea cases reported in Mexico to date is up 162 percent compared to the same period in 2016. According to a Puebla Online report (computer translated), 2,364 cases have been reported...

In a follow-up on the dengue fever outbreak in Peru, the National Civil Defense Institute (INDECI) reports the total number of dengue confirmed cases countrywide is 20,930 while 42,297 are reported as...

An outbreak of conjunctivitis, or “pink eye” has been reported in the canton of Garabito in Puntarenas province, according to a Costa Rica Star report. The infection has affected some 1,000...

The government of Brazil has donated 15,000 doses of human rabies vaccine to Haiti, with the support of the Pan American Foot-and-Mouth Disease Center (PANAFTOSA) and the Pan American Health Organization...

A journal article published in the American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene warns the fight against Zika virus (ZIKAV) is not a 100-m race, but rather a marathon in which science and public health...

The right wing of the 8th floor of the University Hospital of Maracaibo (HUM) has been closed and isolated with 17 employee/patients with suspected or confirmed diphtheria, according to a El Pitazo...

In a follow-up on a report of a “pink eye” outbreak in the Dominican Republic, conjunctivitis outbreaks have been documented in five countries and territories of the Americas. According to...

The Ministry of Health, Agriculture and Human Services wishes to advise the public of an increase number of cases of conjunctivitis in the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI). Conjunctivitis, also called “pink...