By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews The World Health Organization said this week, “The rise in outbreaks this year is a wake-up call for governments, policymakers and researchers to strengthen surveillance...

By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews It’s been nearly 3 months since I did an update on the vaping illness outbreak and today we see the numbers have far exceeded 2,000 cases in the US. I not only...

A number of reports came out yesterday concerning an Ebola Virus Disease case reported in the landlocked kingdom of Lesotho, which is encircled by South Africa. In this video, I look at these reports,...

Arizona reports the most Valley fever, or coccidioidomycosis cases in the US, accounting for between half and two-thirds of all cases annually. This week, Arizona Governor Doug Ducey signed a proclamation...

The New York Times and other media are reporting on two pneumonic plague cases from Inner Mongolia in northern China that were diagnosed in a Beijing hospital. I take a look at this story and some other...

In response to the suspected sexual transmission of dengue virus in Madrid, Spain, I look at the history and possibility of such a transmission. Whether it be Zika virus sexual transmission or possible...

By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews In this video, I look at four important infectious diseases in Thailand in 2019–Streptococcus suis infections, melioidosis, dengue fever and chikungunya. Ebola:...

By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews In this news video, I take a look at the measles outbreak in Japan. The number of cases is significantly higher than what has been seen in recent years. I also look...

In this video, I look at some of the important infectious disease outbreaks in the most populous country in Africa, Nigeria. The recent yellow fever outbreak in Bauchi State, with the epicenter being...

In this primer on intestinal nematodes, I look briefly at the life cycles, symptoms and pathology and diagnosis of the common parasites in this group–Enterobius vermicularis, Trichuris trichiura,...