Syphilis After reporting more than 5,500 syphilis cases in 2017 and more than 6,000 last year, the most cases in decades, 2019 is shaping up to be another rough year with the serious sexually transmitted...

Dengue in Calabarzon Health officials in the Calabarzon region report intensifying its anti-dengue campaign as numbers rise in the Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, and Quezon provinces. The Regional Epidemiology...

Health officials in the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) on Luzon island, Philippines are reporting an increase in typhoid in the region. According to the Department of Health-CAR, 681 cases...

Philippines health officials are reporting an additional 1571 measles cases during the past 5 days. From the beginning of the year through Mar. 19, 22,967 cases have been reported nationwide. In addition,...

Baguio health officials are urging the public to take advantage of the government’s free vaccines for measles and Japanese encephalitis, particularly in light of the steep increase in measles in...

We have reported previously on increases in mosquito-borne viruses in south-east Asia this year to include dengue in the Philippines and chikungunya in Thailand. In addition to these countries, both...

Guam health officials are reporting an outbreak of shigellosis. Ten cases have been reported so far in 2019, compared with 29 cases reported in all of 2018, according to The Department of Public Health...

An outbreak of the pork tapeworm, Taenia solium, has affected at least 209 children from Thanh Khuong Commune in the northern province of Bac Ninh, according to local media. Since last week, thousands...

Hong Kong’s Centre for Health Protection (CHP) reports investigating a measles case in a 23-year-old man with travel history. He developed a fever on March 1 and consulted a private doctor on...

With some 1,200 measles cases and four deaths reported to date in the Western Visayas region of the Philippines, the Department of Health 6 (DOH-6) will be conducting non-selective vaccination to 101...