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...

In a follow-up on the diphtheria situation in Venezuela, UN health officials report that the number of diphtheria cases reported in Venezuela in 2018 year to date has hit the 800 mark, up 260 cases in...

Here are the top five posts on Outbreak News Today for the week Oct. 20 through Oct 26: 5. Prion expert: ‘A link between consumption of squirrel brain and human prion disease is unjustifiably speculative’ In...

With thousands of measles cases reported in South America this year and the risk of imported cases hitting the Caribbean Islands, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) organized a workshop to...

Venezuela’s health crisis continues to abound and infectious diseases have been rising year after year to include measles, diphtheria and malaria. Take malaria– The number of reported cases...

In a follow-up on the measles situation in Brazil, the Ministry of Health reported this week (computer translated) that the number of imported measles cases has risen to 2,192 as of Oct. 15. Currently,...

The Brazil Ministry of Health reported that as of October 1, there are 1,935 measles cases confirmed throughout the country. In Amazonas, there are 1,525, and in Roraima, 330. All are related to importation. The...

In a follow-up on the multistate outbreak of Vibrio parahaemolyticus infections linked to fresh crab meat imported from Venezuela, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said yesterday...

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,...