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...

The Instituto de Salud Publica in Chile recently reported the number vaccinated against influenza at the national level has exceeded the Ministry of Health projections, achieving in just two weeks a...

In a follow-up to the Q fever outbreak in Osorno Province, Los Lagos Region in southern Chile, officials now put the confirmed cases at 32–29 in Osorno and 3 in Llanquihue, according to a BioBio...

The Regional Ministerial Health Secretariat confirms the first case of Hantavirus infection of the year in La Araucanía in central Chile, according to the results delivered by the Molecular Virology Laboratory...

Health officials in the Bio Bio Region of Chile are reporting a large outbreak of Salmonella that has affected scores of people, according to local media (computer translated). The outbreak has been linked...

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...