Health officials in Guatemala are reporting a typhoid outbreak in Petén department in the north of the country, according to a Prensa Libre report (computer translated). The outbreak began in the...

During this week’s airing of the Outbreak News This Week Radio Show, I interviewed two interesting guests on the topics of Chagas disease and hantavirus. In the first segment, Hutchinson Distinguished...

I recently read of this Loyola University News Orleans Parasitology professor who took a half-dozen of her undergraduate students to Almolonga, Jutiapa, Guatemala to assist and teach villagers, using...

Sanofi Pasteur, the vaccines global business unit of Sanofi, announced today that Dengvaxia® dengue vaccine has now received its 11th marketing approval, four of which granted from Regulatory Authorities...

The Pan American Health Organization reported Monday, following efforts that spanned more than two decades, Guatemala has become the fourth country in the Americas and the world to be declared free of...

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The Southern Nevada Health District has received confirmation from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that a Clark County resident has tested positive for the Zika virus. The patient...

On Friday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated a number of travel notices for Zika virus-affected countries. Many of which are very popular vacation destinations. These include...

Five years ago I reported on how the US Public Health Service under the leadership of Dr. John Cutler conducted clearly unethical and dangerous syphilis experiments in Guatemala in the mid-40s. This...

With the presence of autochthonous, or locally transmitted Zika virus infection in nine countries in South and Central America and Mexico in 2015, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued...

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...