In a follow-up to a earlier report about a single case of bubonic plague in a  northwestern province, it is reported that the town of Yumen as been “sealed off”, causing the quarantine of...

The high number of measles and dengue fever cases reported in Davao City has prompted health officials to call it “alarming”, according to a Philippines News Agency report Monday. Davao City,...

An outbreak of leptospirosis and the arrival of the rainy season have prompted health officials in Thailand’s Phitsanulok province to warn of the risk of the bacterial infection. In Phitsanulok...

Epidemiological week 29 in Malaysia was a huge week for the mosquito borne virus, dengue fever as the Southeast Asian country recorded 3,142 cases, the most in any one week in 2014, according to a Sun...

The Guam Department of Public Health and Social Services (DPHSS) has received laboratory confirmation on a case of measles (rubeola). The patient is a 10 month old child without travel history but with...

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,...