A team of medical experts from Israel’s Sheba Medical Center, Tel HaShomer is preparing for an emergency deployment to the Pacific island nation of Samoa following an urgent request from the World Health...

By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews Earlier this month, officials in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) reported a confirmed case of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection. According...

Lebanon health officials are reporting a measles outbreak in the country. Since November 2018, a total of 1,171 cases have been reported and no deaths. Measles cases have been reported in all eight Lebanese...

By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews The World Health Organization Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean recently released the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) situation update for September...

By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews Dengue fever Officials are reporting a seasonal spike in dengue fever cases in Yemen in 2019. There have been 14,540 suspected cases of dengue fever, with 79 associated...

By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews The Global Alliance to Eliminate Lymphatic Filariasis (GAELF) reported this week that Yemen has eliminated lymphatic filariasis as public health problem, making them...

By NewsDesk  @bactiman63 The Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever (CCHF) virus has been the cause of 100-plus human infections in Iran annually since it was first reported about a decade ago. This calendar...

By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews Cholera cases have picked up dramatically in Yemen in 2019, in fact, during the first six months of this year, the total cholera cases are more than all of 2018. According...

By News Desk   @bactiman63 Iranian health authorities have reported twelve Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever (CCHF) since Mar. 21, according to a Tehran Times report. Of this total, two people have died. According...

By NewsDesk   @bactiman63 The World Health Organization (WHO) announced recently that two countries have been added to the list of countries eliminating measles and rubella. The Regional Verification...