The Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC) has confirmed a case of cholera (V. cholerae O1 Ogawa, CTX+) in a passenger’s stool sample who traveled on Korean Air flight KE656, which...

Philippines health officials today declared a leptospirosis outbreak in the Metro Manila area as the number of cases have increased dramatically in recent weeks. From January 1 to July 3, 2018, a total...

The Malaysia Ministry of Health (MOH) recently reported a Japanese encephalitis (JE) case in Sarawak state; however, they say that there is not an epidemic of the mosquitoborne viral disease. Between...

The Taiwan Department of Disease Control announced (computer translated) the first case of local dengue fever in the country this year. The patient is a 30-year-old man of Kaohsiung City. He presented...

The Philippines Department of Health (DOH) this week advised the public to watch out for symptoms of leptospirosis if they have been wading in floodwaters these past few, rainy days. The sudden downpour...

Pangasinan health officials are reporting a significant increase in dengue fever cases during the first five-plus months of 2018. From January 1 to June 11 this year, the Pangasinan Provincial Health...

The Hong Kong Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health recorded a sporadic case of Streptococcus suis infection on June 5 affecting a 47-year-old woman with good past health. She...

Japan’s National International Health Regulations Focal Point (NFP) notified WHO of an ongoing outbreak of measles in Japan. From 1 January through 20 May 2018, 161 cases of measles were diagnosed,...

Since our update on the dengue fever situation in Thailand two weeks ago, the Bureau of Epidemiology, Ministry of Public Health, Thailand has reported an addition five dengue related fatalities, bringing...

While the number of dengue fever cases reported nationally in the Philippines is down in 2018 compared to last year, two provinces, Cavite and Negros Occidental are reporting significant increases of...