Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Visceral leishmaniasis on the rise in Brazil, study finds

The parasitic disease leishmaniasis is spread to humans through the bites of sandflies, and is endemic in a number of countries, including Brazil. Despite control efforts, the incidence of visceral leishmaniasis—the most ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Venezuela urged to stop spread of measles, diphtheria

The Pan American Health Organization on Friday painted a bleak picture of Venezuela's healthcare system, calling for urgent action to stop the transmission of measles and diphtheria amid an intensifying crisis that has seen ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

UN health agency: Hungarian scientist exposed to Ebola

The World Health Organization says it has coordinated shipment of an experimental Ebola vaccine and drugs to treat a laboratory scientist in Hungary who was exposed to the potentially deadly disease earlier this month.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Salmonella cases no longer falling in the EU

The declining trend of salmonellosis cases in the European Union (EU) has levelled off according to the annual report on zoonotic diseases published today.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Yemen cholera outbreak shows signs of slowing: UN

A cholera outbreak in Yemen, which has claimed 1,400 lives in two months, shows tentative signs of slowing as fatality rates drop by half, the World Health Organization said on Tuesday.

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