Health officials in the Dominican Republic are reporting an increase in malaria cases in 2018. According to a Diario Salud report (computer translated), 438 cases have been reported year to date compared...

The number of cholera cases reported in Hispaniola is down this year compared to 2017. In 2017, a total of 13,803 suspected cases of cholera were reported on the island of Hispaniola: 13,681 cases (including...

At least 63 confirmed cases of malaria have been notified in the last four weeks in the epidemiological surveillance system, 75 percent of which correspond to the focus located in neighborhoods of Santo...

A bacterial outbreak that affected 22 babies at the La Altagracia Maternity in the Dominican Republic has been identified as Klebsiella pneumoniae, according to a El Caribe report (computer translated). To...

Diphtheria is a dangerous respiratory disease is caused by a potent toxin produced by certain strains of the bacterium Corynebacterium diphtheriae. Diphtheria is extremely contagious through coughing...

Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited today announced that data from an 18-month interim analysis of the ongoing Phase 2 DEN-204 trial of its live, attenuated tetravalent dengue vaccine candidate, TAK-003...

Zika virus is still a risk in New York City and city health officials remind the public to travel with caution. Through July 28,  the NYC Dept. of Health & Mental Hygiene has reported 100 travel...

In a follow-up to a report last month, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a travel notice to medical tourists to the Dominican Republic. Serious infections with bacteria—called...

The New York City Health Department announced Thursday that it has identified a cluster of Mycobacterium abscessus/chelonae skin/soft tissue infections associated with cosmetic surgery performed in the...

In a follow-up on a report of a “pink eye” outbreak in the Dominican Republic, conjunctivitis outbreaks have been documented in five countries and territories of the Americas. According to...