The Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health (DH) recorded a total of eight confirmed cases of brucellosis in Hong Kong in 2016, five were classified as locally acquired. One case...

After reporting the most dengue fever cases in years in 2016, the Sri Lankan Ministry of Health now reports a 58 percent increase in cases of the mosquito borne viral disease during the first two months...

Following the reported use of chemical weapons agents in East Mosul, Iraq, WHO, partners and local health authorities have activated an emergency response plan to safely treat men, women and children who...

If the anti-vaccination movement gains any additional traction, developed and developing nations will have taken a dangerous step backward in protecting public health, especially of children- Leonard...

Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) issued a health alert Friday over the risk of measles exposure on three Vancouver International Airport (YVR) flights late last month. February 24, 2017: • China Airlines...

While North Korea sticks with the claim that half-brother of the country’s leader, Kim Jong-nam died of a heart attack in Malaysia last month, Malaysian authorities say the substance that two women, Đoàn...

Borno state in northeast Nigeria has recorded its first Lassa fever outbreak in almost five decades. The last confirmed outbreak of the deadly disease was in 1969. WHO is supporting the government to...

The mumps outbreak grows in a number of regions of Canada and it’s reached the point that the country’s Chief Public Health Officer felt it necessary to make a statement on Wednesday. Dr....

A drug given to pregnant women in 35 countries worldwide to protect against malaria has been shown also to safeguard against the consequences of gonorrhea, chlamydia, trichomoniasis, and bacterial vaginosis,...

A food poisoning outbreak that sickened some 1,000 students and teachers at seven Tokyo-area elementary schools in February has been linked to seaweed served during lunches, according to an NHK News report...