By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews The number of dengue fever cases in the Americas has surpassed 2 million, higher than the annual totals reported during the most recent two years . Nicaragua is one...

By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews New York City health officials are advising clinicians to be on the alert for patients with diarrhea due to Cyclospora infection. From the beginning of the year...

In February, I reported on malaria numbers in Venezuela compiled by a consortium of five global health organizations, which at that time estimated that the country has seen more than 1.3 million malaria...

At least a dozen countries in the Western hemisphere reported an increase in dengue fever cases nationally or in parts of the country, including Paraguay. In 2018, more than 31,000 total dengue cases,...

Through the first week in November 2018, a total of 446,150 cases of dengue were reported (incidence of 45.9 cases per 100,000 population), including 240 deaths, according to UN officials. 171,123 were...

Paraguay was certified as having eliminated malaria from its territory in June of this year and several others–Argentina, Belize, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Mexico and Suriname are potentially...

Bartonella are bacteria that cause endocarditis, a potentially life-threatening illness in humans and domestic animals. In Latin America, common vampire bats (Desmodus rotundus) are frequently infected...

The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) called for rapidly increasing vaccination coverage to stop the spread of measles in Latin America and the Caribbean, since endemic transmission of the virus...

A journal article published in the American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene warns the fight against Zika virus (ZIKAV) is not a 100-m race, but rather a marathon in which science and public health...

A total of 17 new research proposals on Zika will be conducted in Latin America and the Caribbean to identify solutions to address this virus,  which causes congenital brain abnormalities when pregnant...