The closely related Hendra and Nipah viruses (referred to jointly as henipaviruses) are deadly cousins of the more common mumps, measles, and respiratory syncytial viruses, all members of the paramyxovirus...

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A panel of scientists and public health experts convened by WHO met in Geneva this week to prioritize the top five to ten emerging pathogens likely to cause severe outbreaks in the near future, and for...

The Bangladesh Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research (IEDCR) has reported a total of nine human Nipah virus cases this year as of Feb. 2015. Of the nine cases, health officials report...

During the Spring of 2014, Philippines health officials received reports of deaths from two villages in Sultan Kudarat, Mindanao in the southern Philippines. In addition to several human deaths, the...

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...

By Robert Herriman  @infectiousdiseasenews In this video, I countdown the top 10 deadliest viruses based on case fatality rate. Infectious disease news brief: Monkeypox in Singapore Polio, Pakistan,...

By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews Health officials at the Government Fever Hospital in Hyderabad, Telangana state, India are reporting a surge in cases of the vaccine-preventable disease, diphtheria. According...

Singapore has experienced several dengue epidemics in the past ~20 years and it appears that 2019 is one of those years. In this video, I look at the current situation (surpassing 10,000 cases this week)...

Get Going Travel Insurance in the UK recently put out a post concerning the top riskiest nations concerning infectious disease when traveling. In this video, I go over the top 5, according to Get Going,...

By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews The Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) in Dhaka has reported a dramatic increase in dengue fever in June–1713 cases, up from 193 cases in May. This...