Once rare, the superbug methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infects hundreds of thousands of people in the U.S. each year and kills about 20,000. Antibiotic overuse has made MRSA more common...

Scientists at the University of Surrey have developed a novel vaccine and complementary skin test to protect cattle against bovine tuberculosis (bovine TB). Publishing their findings in the journal Scientific...

By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews The outbreak of measles in Tonga began in early October 2019, following the return of a squad of Tongan rugby players from New Zealand. The Tonga Ministry of Health...

By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews The Inner Mongolia Health Authority of Mainland China announced a confirmed case of bubonic plague Wednesday. According to the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control...

By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews Health officials in San Diego County issued a health advisory today due to an unusually high number of cases being reported in the region. In 2019 to date, 60 residents...

By: Candess Zona-Mendola of MakeFoodSafe The Brazoria County Department of Health announced today that there has been an increase in Shigella illnesses in the Texas county over the last two months. The...

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By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews The CDC says flu season is early in the United States with widespread activity seen in several states and the southern US hit especially hard so far. In this video,...

Researchers at Karolinska Institutet have developed a new method to separate between two different types of a common herpes virus (HHV-6) that has been linked to multiple sclerosis. By analyzing antibodies...

By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews Health officials in Miami-Dade County, Florida are reporting the 12th locally transmitted dengue fever case of the year. This brings the total autochthonous dengue...

By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews In a follow-up on the measles outbreak in Fiji, three additional measles cases have been confirmed, bringing the total to 13. The latest confirmed cases are a 22...