The dengue fever epidemic in Malaysia continues chugging along as 292 cases of the mosquito borne virus were reported on July 18, including 125 cases reported in Selangor alone, according to the Malaysian...

In a follow-up to a story yesterday, The South China Morning Post reports via state media today that the man in the northwestern province of Gansu died of pneumonic plague on Wednesday.  The 38-year-old...

See update to this story here. A man from China’s Gansu Province has died from the plague according to local health authorities. CRI English reports the man’s remains have been properly disposed...

A chikungunya outbreak has been reported from two barangays (villages) in Sta. Lucia town in Ilocos Sur province in the northern Philippines, according to a report in the Philippine news source, Tempo...

I was looking at the Philippines Department of Health (DOH) annual calendar of health events happening in the country. Much to my surprise, since I never heard of it during my three decades in microbiology,...

While Malaysia is seeing a large increase in dengue fever cases in 2014 compared to last year, other Southeast Asian countries are seeing a significant decrease like the Philippines. But the country that...

A sharp rise in dengue fever cases during the past week in Singapore has prompted health officials to issue an advisory earlier this week. The National Environmental Agency (NEA) reported nearly 900 cases...

The number of measles cases in the Philippines has increased by nearly 7,000 since the last update one month ago. According to data from the World Health Organization Western Pacific Region (WHO-WPR)...

The Philippines saw 495 new human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) cases in May 2014, according to the Department of Health (DOH) yesterday. This brings the total new HIV cases in the country to 2,320 in 2014,...

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A measles outbreak is ongoing in the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM). The 4 states in FSM are Yap, Chuuk, Kosrae, and Pohnpei. The states together comprise more than 600 islands. Measles has been...