The Philippines and Turkey have reported of cases of Muslim pilgrims who recently performed Hajj and returned home with symptoms resembling Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS). In Turkey, just days...

In a follow-up to an article yesterday, How is Asia preparing for Ebola?, I wanted to look at the preparedness plans of two more Asian countries with large population centers–India and Thailand. In...

The total number of dengue fever cases in south China’s Guangdong Province has increased to nearly 37,000 as of Saturday, according to the provincial health and family planning commission as reported...

With many of the most populous, densely-packed cities in the world, one must wonder, how is Asia preparing for the risk of Ebola? In Vietnam, the Ministry of Health introduced Friday guidelines for diagnosis,...

Although Ebola is dominating news coverage in every form, we are reminded that other outbreaks of exotic viral diseases continue and new cases pop up from time to time. Whether it be MERS, dengue fever...

For the second time this month, Gansu Province Health and Family Commission officials reported a death due Yersinia pestis infection, or the plague, according to the Zhongxin Network (computer translated). The...

The good news in south China’s Guangdong Province is Sunday was the first day in October where the case count did not exceed 1,000, tallying 910 cases, according to a Xinhua report Monday. This...

Nine people, including adults and children, have presented with symptoms of cutaneous anthrax over the past month in Vietnam’s northern Ha Giang province, according to a Xinhua report. The cases...

A cluster of the bacterial disease, leptospirosis, has prompted Malaysian health authorities to temporarily close a popular national park, according to a Star Online report. The two week closure of the Jeram...

The Hong Kong Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health (DH) announced Friday the number of imported dengue fever cases seen in the city last week, in light of the outbreak in South...