Idaho state health officials are reporting on the first confirmed human case of plague identified in the state since 1992. A child in southern Idaho’s Elmore County is currently recovering from the...

Illnesses from mosquito, tick, and flea bites have tripled in the U.S., with more than 640,000 cases reported during the 13 years from 2004 through 2016.  Nine new germs spread by mosquitoes and ticks...

Plague is endemic in Madagascar, with hundreds of cases reported annually. Plague season typically lasts from Sept to April each year and the 2017-2018 season was quite remarkable. By the end of April...

An 81-year-old woman died on February 26 in the municipality of Apolo, north of La Paz, due to a plague of bubonic plague and thus confirms the first case of this type of disease in 2018, according to...

New Mexico health officials are reporting the first case of plague in the state this year in a dog from Santa Fe County. An environmental investigation will take place at the dog owner’s home to...

Amoebae, single-celled organisms common in soil, water and grade-school science classrooms, may play a key role in the survival and spread of deadly plague bacteria. New Colorado State University research...

In a news release Monday, The Director-General of WHO, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus outlined his vision for a Madagascar free of plague epidemics during a three-day visit to the island nation that...

I have not done a annual “Top 10” list of the major infectious disease news stories since 2013 and this is the first on this website. The number of important and newsworthy events of 2017...

A dog that was being treated at Colorado State University (CSU) was diagnosed with plague and euthanized Friday. The CSU Veterinary Teaching Hospital notified faculty, staff, and students Monday. Local...

The current and unprecedented outbreak of plague in Madagascar, which started on Aug 1, has been contained, according to the Ministry of Health of Madagascar last Monday. However, because plague is endemic...