A foreign traveler in Brazil has contracted the serious mosquito-borne virus, yellow fever (YF), according to a Brazil Ministry of Health press release (computer translated). Although many details of...

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Recent measles outbreaks in the United States and Brazil suggest that immunization rates in some areas have dropped below levels needed to prevent the spread of cases imported into the Americas, Pan American...

Brazil is experiencing one the worst droughts ever due to a multitude of reasons- Inadequate water management, increased urbanization, deforestation and low rainfall levels during “rainy season”. Malay...

The number of autochthonous chikungunya cases in the Americas increased by 17,433 during the past week, according to data from the Pan American Health Organization Friday. A total of 15,435 cases of the...

Puerto Rican health officials have reported an additional chikungunya death, the 14th since the outbreak hit the island nation eight months ago. In addition, the chikungunya case count for 2014 has increased...

The number of fatalities related to the mosquito borne virus, chikungunya, has increased by three in Puerto Rico, according to a Departamento de Salud de Puerto Rico release (computer translated). This...

A bacterial infection with the potential of high case-fatality rates, Vibrio vulnificus, has resulted in the deaths of 2 people in 2 months in Punta del Este, according to a El Pais report (computer translated)....

The mosquito borne virus, chikungunya has hit Central America pretty hard in recent months with a total of 170,000 suspected and confirmed autochthonous cases reported on the isthmus since local transmission...

The number of locally acquired chikungunya cases in the South American country of Colombia has surpassed 100,000 cases, according to a Prensa Latina report today (computer translated). Since July 2014...

The number of chikungunya cases reported in Puerto Rico from Nov. 26 to Dec. 23 is 431 suspected and 45 confirmed, according to the Departamento de Salud de Puerto Rico (computer translated). Health officials...