In 2015, we reported on a big increase in syphilis cases in Japan where well over 2,000 cases were recorded, a four-fold increase from just five years earlier. Well, 2016 topped 2015, and topped it big,...

The Hong Kong Centre for Health Protection (CHP) reported today on the third imported human H7N9 avian influenza case in as many weeks. The previous cases were reported HERE and HERE The male patient,...

Officials in the Ulsan Metropolitan City, South Korea’s seventh largest metropolis, are investigating a suspected Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease  (CJD) in a 40-year-old school employee, according...

In 2015, Japan reported a surge in the viral infection, hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD), reporting a whopping 381,581 cases, more than a four-fold increase over 2014. But things have changed again...

In 2015, the Philippines reported more than 200,000 dengue fever cases and according to data from the archipelago, similar numbers may be seen in the final tally for 2016. Through Nov. 5,  there were...

In 2015,  the Southeast Asian country of Malaysia reported in excess of 120,000 dengue fever cases, including  322 dengue related fatalities. As 2016 came to a close, Malaysian health officials say...

The Philippine Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a Summons with Cease and Desist Order against pharmaceutical giant Sanofi Pasteur Inc. for airing television and radio advertisements of its...

The Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health is investigating a suspected case of puffer fish poisoning affecting a man aged 51 and hence reminds members of the public not to consume...

The Health and Family Planning Commission of Jiangxi Province, China has reported a human case of avian influenza A(H7N9). Health officials say the 53-year-old male patient from Jingdezhen has been hospitalized...

By Michael Coston at Avian Flu Diary While avian influenza news updates (official and otherwise) are notoriously hard to come by over the New Year’s Holiday, this morning we do have a statement...