There is no effective vaccine currently available to prevent Lyme disease in humans. Experts from academia, government, and industry convened at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory’s Banbury Center to tackle this public health challenge. Now, a new pap…

By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews New Hampshire state health officials reported Wednesday on the second case of Jamestown Canyon virus (JCV) infection of the year. The patient is an adult from Lanconia. The first case of the year was reported in Augu…

By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews The Government of Samoa have confirmed seven measles cases in recent weeks, prompting officials to declare a measles epidemic. According to officials, four cases were confirmed in late September by the Victorian Infe…

By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews In 2017, Japan saw 5,534 syphilis cases, the first time that happened in more than 4 decades, Last year, the number of cases were even higher at 6,923. The last time Japan saw more than 6,000 syphilis cases was 48 ye…

Syphilis rates, like other sexually transmitted disease rates in the United States, are soaring, and the first known study to examine syphilis rates in patients with kidney failure found an incidence greater than three times that of the general populat…

By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews Duval County, FL health officials recently confirmed one measles case in an unimmunized child in Jacksonville. The Florida Department of Health in Duval County sent a letter notifying any and all facilities the case(…

By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews North Carolina health officials have reported a third Legionnaires’ disease fatality linked to the NC Mountain State Fair, held September 6-15, 2019 at the Western North Carolina Agricultural Center in Fletcher, NC. …

By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews Namibian agriculture and health ministries are reporting 115 suspected human anthrax cases in the northern regions of the country, according to local media. Health and social services executive director, Ben Nangombe…

By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews City of Lubbock, TX health officials are reporting a increase in shigellosis cases. Between September and October 2019, 21 cases of shigellosis have been reported. During the same time period in 2018 no cases were re…

By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews Nigeria health officials reported five new confirmed monkeypox cases in September, as the country continues to report sporadic cases for the past two years. In September, 15 new suspected monkeypox cases were reporte…

Researchers at Stockholm University have developed a method for statistically predicting impacts of climate change on outbreaks of tularemia in humans. The study has been published in the journal International Journal of Environmental Research and Publ…

By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews A Synchronized Polio Vaccination campaign began Monday in Lanao del Sur and other areas in Mindanao. Lanao del Sur is where the first confirmed case of vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (VDPV2) was reported back in S…