By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews The World Health Organization (WHO) announced this week that great progress has occurred in the battle against the bacterial neglected tropical disease, trachoma....

Trachoma is the leading infectious cause of blindness worldwide. This bacterial neglected tropical disease is targeted to be eliminated as a public health problem in 2020. My guest today says in a post...

Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare in India, Shri J P Nadda declared Friday that India  is now free from ‘infective trachoma’, and termed this as a momentous achievement. Shri J P Nadda...

A research team, led by John Graham-Brown at the University of Liverpool, describe three cases in UK dogs with recent history of travel to mainland Europe. They call for vigilance when examining travelled...

The Ministry of Health, Agriculture and Human Services wishes to advise the public of an increase number of cases of conjunctivitis in the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI). Conjunctivitis, also called “pink...

The Dominican Republic Ministry of Health said Friday that conjunctivitis is affecting all regions of the country and a high number of cases have been reported in recent weeks, prompting health officials...

NYU Langone Medical Center will lead a 5-year, 60-center clinical trial to evaluate new treatment protocols for herpes zoster ophthalmicus (HZO), a form of shingles that can seriously and permanently affect...

Bacterial keratitis, an infection of the cornea often caused by contact lenses, malnutrition, or an injury, can lead to corneal scarring, one of the leading causes of blindness around the globe, according...

With Oct. 31, or Halloween,  just around the corner, public health officials want to remind you about protecting your eyes against serious infections with advice about the use of decorative contact lenses...

In a follow-up to a report of a suspected outbreak of epidemic keratoconjunctivitis (EKC) in St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands (USVI), health officials confirmed the outbreak yesterday. About three weeks...