California state health officials are reporting that for the fifth year in a row, the number of infants born with congenital syphilis has increased. Tragically, following the national trend, health...

Health officials on the South Pacific islands of New Caledonia have declared an epidemic of dengue fever after reporting some 100 cases since November. A dengue epidemic was originally declared on 22...

Global health care company, Sanofi, announced Wednesday that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the pediatric hexavalent combination vaccine, VAXELIS™ . VAXELIS was developed as part...

The Metro North Public Health Unit has confirmed a case of measles in an adult male on Brisbane’s north side, according to a Metro North Hospital and Health Service Facebook page post. The man is...

Alabama state health officials report investigating a hepatitis A outbreak in Jackson County in the northeastern part of the state. This outbreak may have spread to surrounding counties. Persons at highest...

In a follow-up on the initial outbreak report of Classical Swine Fever (CSF) in Japan in September, the first in 26 years, the Ministry of Agriculture reports (computer translated) reports a sixth farm...

Florida is the latest state to record a confirmed case of acute flaccid myelitis (AFM), a condition that affects the nervous system, specifically the area of the spinal cord called gray matter, which causes...

Meningococcal meningitis is a bacterial form of meningitis, a serious infection of the thin lining that surrounds the brain and spinal cord and can cause severe brain damage. Meningococcal meningitis is...

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It’s that time again to go over the past year and determine what I believe are the most important infectious disease and outbreak news stories. Every year this is a difficult task and 2018 is no...

Sri Lanka health officials saw a big decrease in dengue fever cases in 2018, compared to the massive situation last year. As you may recall, Sri Lanka saw a record year for dengue fever in 2017 reporting...