In this video, I adapt a chapter from Robert Desowitz’s book, New Guinea Tapeworms and Jewish Grandmothers to tell the story of the fish tapeworm, Diphyllobothrium latum in these women when they...

By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews In a follow-up on the Cyclospora cluster in the Capital region of New York, state health officials are now reporting 69 lab-confirmed cases of cyclosporiasis in patrons...

By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews Since the dengue outbreak began in Tanzania one year ago, 6,677 cases have been reported, including 13 deaths, according to an ANI report. Tanzanian Minister of Health,...

By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews The total number of dengue fever cases in Bangladesh through July 27 this year has surpassed the the total for all of 2018, according to the latest numbers from Bangladeshi...

By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews Health officials in the southern Philippines province of South Cotabato are warning residents that four strains or serotypes of dengue virus are circulating in the...

By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews Officials in the capital city of Zimbabwe, Harare report seeing 858 new typhoid cases in the last six months, with the suburbs of  Glen View and Budiriro hit the...

By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews The Singapore Ministry of Health has noted an increase in the number of measles cases in Singapore in recent weeks. In the past week, there were 17 confirmed cases...

By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews Officials with the Southern Nevada Health District has reporting Clark County’s sixth case of West Nile virus. The individual is a female under the age of 50 who...

By NewsDesk    @infectiousdiseasenews Wyoming animal health officials are reporting the first Vesicular Stomatitis Virus (VSV) case of 2019, joining Texas, Colorado and New Mexico. On July 24, 2019,...

By NewsDesk    @infectiousdiseasenews New Jersey agricultural officials are reporting a equine case of Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) in a 12-year-old mare in Ocean County. The horse had been previously...