A teenage girl from Saitama Prefecture has been confirmed positive for the mosquito borne virus, dengue fever. The case is being called an autochthonous, or locally acquired case, the first such case...

The Hong Kong Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health is investigating a fatal case of infection by Streptococcus suis, a kind of bacteria isolated from pigs, affecting a 57-year-old...

A Japanese man with a recent travel history to Thailand has tested positive for Zika virus, a mosquito borne disease, according to a first hand account published in ProMed Mail Saturday. The report notes  previous...

The region of the Eastern Visayas is a tale of two mosquito borne disease stories as health officials at the same time report an increase in dengue fever, while at the same time, report the region, the...

Just days after recording their first dengue hemorrhagic fever fatality of the year, Taiwan’s Centers for Disease Control (CDC) announced the second DHF death of 2014.   According to a Focus...

The National News Agency of Malaysia is reporting that the dengue fever epidemic this year has exceeded last year’s case count by more than 45,000. Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr S. Subramaniam said, “Accumulated...

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The following was published  on the Philippines Department of Health Facebook page: The Field Epidemiology Training Program has been an integral component in the Department of Health’s Strategy towards...

As of Monday,  a total of 878 dengue fever infections have been reported in the Taiwan this year, including 120 imported and 758 locally acquired cases, with 26 new cases reported every day on average...

Dozens of human rabies deaths have been recorded in Vietnam sine the beginning of the year, mostly attributed to low vaccination rates in dogs and cats, according to the Vietnamese Ministry of Health. Most...

After only reporting three human rabies fatalities over the past three years, health officials in the Visayan province of Eastern Samar have reported four rabies deaths already so far in 2014.   Edna...