A pertussis, or whooping cough outbreak in the Frontino municipality of Colombia , located in the subregion West of the department of Antioquia, has sickened at least five and killed one newborn, according...

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Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and The Carter Center congratulate President Enrique Peña Nieto and the people of Mexico for eliminating onchocerciasis (river blindness) within its borders, as verified...

Jamaican health officials are reporting an outbreak of the viral disease, Hand, Foot And Mouth Disease (HFMD) in at least nine schools, which are being advised to close until the outbreak resolves. The...

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An international coalition working with countries in the Americas are pushing for the final elimination of onchocerciasis, or river blindness in the Western hemisphere. “Today, four of the six river...

Platinum Camp Records announced Friday that veteran reggae star, 51-year-old Barrington Levy was rushed to the hospital with a dangerously high temperature that caused him to collapse. It was later...

Health authorities in Honduras are reporting a surge in the parasitic disease, leishmaniasis, seen primarily in Cortés department, according to a La Tribuna report (computer translated). The Health...

The number of autochthonous, or locally acquired chikungunya cases have reached a new milestone this past week, eclipsing the 7,000 mark (7,007), prompting US health authorities to reissue their travel...

An outbreak of the parasitic infection, trichinosis, has been reported in the city of Bahía Blanca, a city located in the south-west of the province of Buenos Aires, Argentina, according to a La Verdad...

In an update to the anthrax outbreak reported earlier this week in Morropón Province, Piura Region in Peru, the latest figures from the Health Network Morropón-Chulucanas shows the number of cases...

In the town of La Encantada in the northwestern region of Piura, health officials are investigating dozens of cutaneous anthrax cases linked to infected cattle, according to a RPP Noticias report (computer...