In a follow-up on the Brazil measles outbreak, as of August 28, 1,553 cases have been confirmed and 6,975 remain under investigation. Currently, the country is facing two measles outbreaks: in Amazonas,...

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...

UN health officials reported this week that the measles outbreak in Venezuela  is ongoing with measles cases reported in all states and the Capital District. Since the summer of 2017 with the confirmation...

In a follow-up on the imported measles situation in Brazil, the Ministry of Health reported this week that the 910 cases of measles have been confirmed in Amazonas, 5,630 remain under investigation. In...

A recent Reuters article on the problem with Venezuela’s measles outbreak crossing the Brazilian border said the following: Brazil complained on Thursday that Venezuela was doing nothing to stop the...

The diphtheria outbreak in Venezuela that began in July 2016 continues. 1,904 suspected diphtheria cases reported, including 164 deaths: 324 cases and 17 deaths in 2016, 1,040 cases and 103 deaths in...

The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and the World Health Organization (WHO) have ruled out the presence of wild poliovirus and vaccine-derived poliovirus (VDPV) in tissue samples taken from one...

Brazilian health officials are reporting (computer translated) two outbreaks of measles, in Roraima and Amazonas states. The outbreaks are imported cases, officials say, pointing to the genotype of...

Survival International, an organization that champions tribal peoples around the world, reported recently on a measles epidemic that has hit Amazon tribe, Yanomami, on the Brazil-Venezuela border. To...

Infectious disease pediatrician Nathaly Brito confirmed last week that the vaccine-preventable disease, diphtheria, has killed some 19 children at the pediatric hospital Menca de Leoni, in the state...