Through early November 2016, the Philippines saw nearly 192,000 dengue fever cases on to consecutive years of more than 200,000 cases. However, this year the numbers are down by a significant amount. According...

In a follow-up on the report of an increase in diphtheria cases in Indonesia this year, Minister of Health Prof Nila Moeloek and Governor of Jakarta Anies Baswedan launched an Outbreak Response Immunization...

The Director General of the Department of Disease Control is advising the public to avoid flood waters after eight people contracted the bacterial infection, leptospirosis, in Nakhon Si Thammarat province...

In a follow-up on the dengue vaccine situation in the Philippines, the Philippines Department of Health (DOH) announced the creation of a Task Force for the management of concerns related to the school-based...

Indonesian health officials have reported a substantial increase in diphtheria cases in 2017, calling it an “extraordinary event”. According to Director General of Disease Prevention and Control...

WHO understands that many people in the Philippines are concerned about dengue vaccination, following the release of new information about Dengvaxia® by the vaccine manufacturer released last week. The...

In a correspondence to ProMED Mail, officials with the Sukraraj Tropical and Infectious Disease Hospital in Kathmandu are reporting the first ever case of rat-bite fever (RBF) in Nepal. According to...

For the first time in several months, Chinese health authorities are reporting a human case of avian influenza A(H7N9). This is from Yunnan province. The 64-year-old male patient from Kunming, who was...

The Philippines Department of Health (DOH) announced today that they will will be putting the dengue vaccination program on hold following a preliminary briefing on updated information on the dengue vaccine,...

Three villagers from Tak Province in northwestern Thailand are being treated as suspect anthrax cases after consuming tainted goat from allegedly from neighboring Myanmar, according to local media reports. This...