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Delegates to the 53rd Directing Council of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) were briefed Wednesday on the Ebola in West Africa and chikungunya in the Americas, both rapidly spreading epidemics...

The Institute of Tropical Medicine Pedro Kouri (IPK) of Cuba warned of the presence in a Havana neighborhood of invasive and exotic species of mollusk known as the African giant snail, which is the main...

Two more people are hospitalized with hantavirus infection in Los Santos province of Panama, bringing the total cases to 62 this year, according to a La Prensa report (computer translated). The report...

Three people, two in San Juan and one in Fajardo, have died in Puerto Rico from chikungunya; however, neither Puerto Rican health officials nor the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) can...

The number of chikungunya cases in the Central American country has risen to nearly 30,000 since the mosquito borne virus was first detected there in June, according to a Reuters report today. El Salvador’s head...

With newly reported indigenous chikungunya cases in Brazil and Colombia, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) added the two South American countries to an updated travel notice today. According...

The number of autochthonous chikungunya cases in the Latin Caribbean, which includes the Dominican Republic, Cuba, Haiti, Martinique, Puerto Rico and four other countries, has gone over the 700,000 case...

Just days after the Brazil Ministry of Health reported their first locally acquired chikungunya cases in the northern region of Amapa, authorities in the northeastern Brazilian state of Bahia confirmed...

The number of two mosquito borne diseases have been growing in recent weeks, putting the 2014 numbers above what was seen last year. The Venezuelan Health Ministry has been seeing more than 2,000 dengue...

Guatemala has become the second Central American country (El Salvador has reported more than 16,000 cases) as health officials have reported their first cases since the epidemic hit the Western hemisphere...