Measles Chile health officials announced (computer translated) the commencement of a vaccination campaign against measles as part of the prevention against the outbreak of imported cases. “It...

Chilean health officials have reported the first two measles cases of 2018. Both are confirmed, imported cases reported in November. According to the  Chile Public Health Institute (ISP): The first case...

Here are the top five posts on Outbreak News Today for the week Nov. 24 through Nov. 30: 5. H5N6 avian influenza: Chinese girl hospitalized in serious condition China reports 23rd human case of avian...

Officials in Puerto Octay, Lagos region, Chile are issuing a health alert after an outbreak of the tapeworm infection, diphyllobothriasis had been reported. According to local media (computer translated),...

Through the first week in November 2018, a total of 446,150 cases of dengue were reported (incidence of 45.9 cases per 100,000 population), including 240 deaths, according to UN officials. 171,123 were...

Health officials in Chile report investigating a possible case of primary amoebic encephalitis (PAM) in a young boy, according to local media (computer translated). The seven-year-old boy is hospitalized...

Andes virus, a species of New World hantavirus with similar symptoms and a fatality rate as others, is transmitted to humans primarily through contact with long-tailed rice rats (Oligoryzomys longicaudatus),...

In a follow-up to a report one month ago, the dengue fever situation on Easter Island (Rapa Nui) has grown to 13 locally acquired cases, prompting a health alert for the area, according to the Chile...

In 2011, the FAO / WHO Expert Committee developed a ranking of parasites transmitted by foods of importance in world public health, which included some two dozen parasites. The Parasitology Section...

The Chile Ministry of Health reported recently (computer translated) on four confirmed autochthonous  dengue fever cases on Easter Island (Rapa Nui), prompting the issuance of a health warning. The...