Minister of Health, Dr. the Hon. Duane Sands said there have been four laboratory-confirmed cases of Vibrio parahaemolyticus also known as conch poisoning during the past few days. “The Ministry assures...

A plan agreed between the Brazilian Ministry of Health, states and municipalities, aims to eliminate hepatitis C in Brazil by 2030. The idea is to simplify diagnosis, expand testing and strengthen care...

Low polio vaccine coverage, especially in children under five years old, has sparked a red light in Brazil, according to health ministry officials. In a meeting with representatives of states and municipalities,...

The bacteria that causes leprosy, a chronic disease that can lead to disfigurement and nerve damage, is known to be transmitted to humans from nine-banded armadillos. A new study in PLOS Neglected Tropical...

Infectious disease pediatrician Nathaly Brito confirmed last week that the vaccine-preventable disease, diphtheria, has killed some 19 children at the pediatric hospital Menca de Leoni, in the state...

By Marcos Vinicius Malveira de Lima The number of confirmed cases of toxoplasmosis in Santa Maria, in the Central Region of Rio Grande do Sul, rose to 569, according to a report released Monday (June...

El Salvador Minister of Public Health, Violeta Menjívar, said that there is an epidemic outbreak of typhoid fever that has affected some 26 municipalities in the country. Deputy Minister Julio Tobles...

The Costa Rican government issued a health, or sanitary alert Monday due to the increase in the number of imported malaria cases reported from Nicaragua, Panama, and parts of South America and Africa,...

The World Health Organization (WHO) reported today on the ongoing measles outbreak in Brazil.  From 1 January through 23 May 2018, there were 995 reported cases (Amazonas State, n=611, and Roraima State...

There is some great public health news coming out of Paraguay–Country officials report they received news that the effort made for several years is paying off–The World Health Organization...