By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews The Public Health Institute of Chile reported a confirmed case of dengue serotype DEN-2 on Easter Island, the first of its kind in the island territory. The patient,...

Health officials in French Polynesia are reporting (computer translated) the confirmation of several autochthonous cases of dengue type 2 dengue, unrelated and scattered over several communes in Tahiti. This...

The Ministry of Health (MOH) in French Polynesia has officially confirmed at least three cases of Salmonella in Taravao, and a “suspect” case that has resulted in death, according to a MOH...

Three weeks after heavy rains and flooding struck Tahiti, French Polynesia, health officials have reported an increase in the bacterial disease, leptospirosis, and their is concern about additional cases. Radio...

Scientists from the University of Oxford (UK) and the Evandro Chagas Institute (Brazil), along with collaborators from a number of other institutions, sequenced seven genomes of the Brazilian Zika virus...

The number of chikungunya cases reported in the current outbreak in French Polynesia is estimated to be approximately 130,000. About half of the cases have been reported on the most populous island of...

Just weeks after actress Lindsey Lohan reported contracting the mosquito borne virus, chikungunya while vacationing in French Polynesia in December, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)...

The chikungunya outbreak in the South Pacific islands of French Polynesia is hitting some alarming numbers, according to a Radio New Zealand report Friday. The report notes that an estimated 130,000 chikungunya...

A French Polynesia news source is reporting four cases of Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS) that could be attributed to infection with the chikungunya virus in Tahiti. The report in La Depeche (computer...

The chikungunya outbreak that began in French Polynesia some 5 weeks ago has exploded into thousands of cases, according to multiple media reports. Reports say the number of cases range from 5,000 to 8,000...