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...

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Aedes mosquitoes—the main vector for Zika transmission—are present in all the countries in the Americas with the exception of Canada and continental Chile. Despite that fact, Chile reported the first...

Health authorities in Chile are reporting the first imported Zika virus infection case in a man who arrived from Colombia, according to a Globo.com report (computer translated). The patient is currently...

The spread of Zika virus in Latin America and the associated news of the suspected effects of the mosquito borne virus has been an important topic in this part of the world and we have been following it...