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...

A neonatal intensive care unit in a hospital in the southern Brazil state of Rio Grande do Sul has been temporarily closed due to an outbreak of enterovirus, which has sickened eight newborns, according...

Exactly one year after the mosquito borne virus, chikungunya, made its first appearance in the Western hemisphere as a locally acquired infection in the French Quarter section of the Caribbean island of...

After recording 2,386,836 dengue fever cases in 2013, the nations of the Western hemisphere have seen a significant decrease in cases of the mosquito borne disease with five epidemiological weeks left...