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...

With the reports of an additional 38 typhoid cases today, the outbreak at the Cebu town of Borbon has topped 80, according to the Regional Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit (RESU) in Central Visayas. The...

A 33-year-old Jakarta man is reported as the second human case and fatality from H5N1 avian influenza in Indonesia this year, according to a Jakarta Post report today. The virus was confirmed based...

The Public Health Laboratory Services Branch (PHLSB) of the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health confirmed today (June 10) a case of New Delhi metallo-β-lactamase-1 (NDM-1) Carbapenemase-producing...

The Hong Kong Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health is currently investigating the death of a 51-year-old man due to necrotizing fasciitis (NF). According to the case, the patient,...