By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews Dengue fever The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies reports in a recent update that between January and 2 May 2020, a total of 42,710...

By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews The Unified Consulting Center of the Office of Rospotrebnadzor for the City of St. Petersburg, Russia reported since the beginning of the year, 46 measles cases have...

By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews COVID-19 Thailand health officials reported six new cases of laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 today, bringing the country total to 3,015. More than 90 percent of the...

By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews The World Health Organization (WHO) is reporting a measles outbreak in the African nation of Burundi. The outbreak, which started in a refugee transit camp where...

By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews In a follow-up on the measles outbreak in Mexico (HERE and HERE), the World Health Organization published a news release on the situation adding some more detail. Between...

Measles, mumps, rubella and varicella (also known as chickenpox) are infectious diseases caused by viruses. They are most common in children and young adults, and can lead to potentially fatal illnesses,...

By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews In Bolivia, the director of Epidemiology, Virgilio Prieto reported this Thursday that an atypical case of measles was reported in the city of Santa Cruz. The patient...

In the Philippines, childhood immunization coverage has been declining sharply in recent years from 87 per cent in 2014 to 68 per cent in 2019, exposing children to vaccine-preventable diseases such as...

By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews UN health officials are reporting more than 1,100 confirmed measles cases in the Americas through April 10 this year with Brazil, Mexico and Argentina accounting...

On Tuesday, several international organizations issued a joint statement concerning measles immunization campaigns that are being postponed during the COVID-19 pandemic as the risk for measles. “As...