The human Q fever outbreak in Osorno Province in the Los Lagos Region has grown to 59 suspect cases and three confirmed cases, according to a latercera.com report (computer translated). While there...

In a follow-up on the Q fever outbreak in southern Chile, assistant sub-secretary of Public Health, Cristian Herrera said the situation has worsened and the case count has risen to 56, according to a...

Chilean authorities are seeking international advice after dozens of people in the southern part of the country contracted the infection, Q fever, according to a Cooperativa report (computer translated). Undersecretary...

Health authorities in Chile are reporting a suspect leprosy case in a Haitian citizen living in the city of Valdivia in the southern part of the country, according to a Biobiochile report (computer translated). Minister...

In a follow-up on previous reports on hepatitis A outbreaks in Europe and in the Americas, the World Health Organization (WHO) released some updated data and information on the situations in these two...

Following confirmed hantavirus cases last weekend, bringing the total to 15 so far in 2017, the Chilean Institute of Public Health (ISP) (computer translated) is calling on the public to prevent contact...

A 69-year-old man from Arauco, Bío Bío region in west-central Chile is the first hantavirus death recorded in 2017, according to a Bio Bio Chile report (computer translated). This is the fifth hantavirus...

The Rickettsial infection, scrub typhus, a disease primarily found in Asia, has been reported for the first time in Ancud, a city on Chiloé Island, in Chile’s Lake District. In January 2015 and...

The Bio Bio health department confirmed an additional case of hantavirus, the 9th case of 2016 in the region, in a 11-year-old child, according to a local media account (computer translated). The patient...

Recently, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) said the only two places in the Americas that didn’t have the vector of Zika, dengue and chikungunya–Aedes aegypti–was Canada and...