The capital city of Brazil, Brasilia has seen it’s first autochthonous, or locally acquired case of the mosquito borne virus, chikungunya, according to a UOL Notícias report today (comuter translated). In...

The Ecuadorian Health Ministry has confirmed 20 cases of the mosquito borne virus, chikungunya, Public Health Minister Carina Vance said today. Vance told local media (computer translated) that most...

With the addition of nearly 10,000 new chikungunya cases in Colombia, the total now exceeds 83,000 cases, by far the most in South America. The country has also reported three deaths related to the mosquito...

Health officials in AM are reporting an outbreak of Chagas disease, in which up to 18 cases may be involved, according to a Globo report (computer translated). It is suspected that the parasitic outbreak...

Colombia’s second largest city has declared a health alert this week in an effort to control the spread of the Chikungunya virus, according to a Terra report Monday (computer translated). Medellín...

Dengue fever and chikungunya are transmitted by the same mosquitoes (Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus) and both vectors are found in the Western hemisphere, or the Americas. However, until Dec. 2013,...

Nearly all of the additional 25,000 or so chikungunya cases in the Americas can be attributed to just a handful of countries, according to new data from the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Monday. In...

The chikungunya situation in Central America has been dominated by El Salvador this year as the country has reported in excess of 135,000 cases in 2014 to date. The chikungunya case count in El Salvador...

Two people hospitalized at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) has started a flurry of rumors concerning the presence of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) on the Caribbean island of Barbados. However, on Monday,...

While the United States has reported in excess of 2,000 human West Nile virus (WNV) cases this year as of the beginning of December and over 40,000 cases since the mosquito borne virus was first seen in...