Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Brazil yellow fever outbreak necessitates vaccines

Brazil is in the midst of a yellow fever outbreak, with the mosquito-borne virus reaching popular tourist destinations that do not normally see the disease. Since January 2018, 10 cases of yellow fever have been confirmed ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

US warns travelers of deadly yellow fever in Brazil

A deadly and growing yellow fever outbreak in Brazil has killed at least four international visitors, and US health officials on Friday warned travelers to get vaccinated or stay away.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Antibiotic use by travelers may add to global spread of superbugs

Taking antibiotics for diarrhea may put travelers visiting developing parts of the world at higher risk for contracting superbugs and spreading these daunting drug-resistant bacteria to their home countries, according to ...

Medical research

Microneedle patch could replace standard tuberculosis skin test

Each year, millions of people in the United States get a tuberculosis skin test to see if they have the infection that still affects one third of the world's population. But the standard diagnostic test is difficult to give, ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Philippines on alert for mystery Cambodian disease

The Philippines has stepped up screening of airport arrivals to prevent the entry of a mysterious disease that has killed 60 children in Cambodia, the health secretary said Saturday.