Both Pakistan and Afghanistan, two of the remaining endemic countries,  reported new wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1) cases during the past week, according to the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI)...

The Hong Kong Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health is investigating a suspected ciguatera poisoning case affecting a 38-year-old man. The patient, with good past health, developed...

Guangdong province in southern China have experienced a dengue fever outbreak this summer, with the capital of Guangzhou accounting for the bulk of cases, according to a Xinhua report Tuesday. The provincial...

As Typhoon “Mario” (Fung-Wong) barrels toward Taiwan after killing at least 10 and causing the worst flooding in Manila in two years, the Philippines Department of Health (DOH) issued a...

The Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health is today (September 19) investigating a case of necrotising fasciitis (NF) affecting a man aged 56. The patient, with good past health,...

Approximately three weeks after the first autochthonous dengue fever case was reported in Japan since World War II, the case count has since spread nationwide, with the number of patients reaching 133...

In a follow-up to a report in late August concerning a mass measles vaccination campaign that commenced in early September, Department of Health officials are reporting some good success two weeks into...

While dengue fever cases are down significantly in the Philippines in 2014, one town in Pampanga province has declared a dengue fever outbreak as dozens of cases and two fatalities have been reported during...

The number of measles cases in the Philippines has been up dramatically in 2014 and the region of the Central Visayas has seen a greater than 1200 percent jump compared to 2013 numbers. The Department...

The dengue fever outbreak has increased further both in numbers and in geography, according to health ministry officials. The number of people infected with dengue fever in Japan now totals 124 in 17...