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...

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One week after the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) advised travelers to Chile for the “Copa America Chile 2015” to ensure their vaccinations were up to date, the World Health Organization...

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The Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) is urging travelers to the 2015 Americas Cup, scheduled for June 11 to July 4 in Chile, to ensure they are protected from vaccine-preventable...

An outbreak of the gastrointestinal disease, shigellosis has sickened hundreds in the northern port cities of Iquique and Antofagasta in Chile, according to an El Ciudadano report (computer translated). Health...