The Sindh Malaria Control Program reported 108,262 lab-confirmed malaria cases in 2018, according to a Pakistani media report today. Fortunately, no fatalities were reported. The city of Karachi saw 2,400,...

In a follow-up on report from last May, a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) published this week gave some more details of the rabies death...

In a follow-up on a report from August concerning an extensively drug-resistant (XDR) typhoid outbreak in Pakistan, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported today that health officials say the outbreak...

Sri Lanka health officials saw a big decrease in dengue fever cases in 2018, compared to the massive situation last year. As you may recall, Sri Lanka saw a record year for dengue fever in 2017 reporting...

An outbreak of Zika virus infection in Rajasthan, India and surrounding states has prompted the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to issue a travel notice for the region. Zika is endemic...

Closest ever to its goal of stopping Polio virus circulation, Pakistan starts the last nationwide door to door Polio vaccination campaign of the year from 10th December. During these days, over 270,000...

UN health officials are reporting the 20th wild poliovirus case in Afghanistan, making it the most cases seen in the country since 2015. The latest case reported is from Shaheed-e-Hassas district of...

In one of the largest studies to measure the burden of antibiotic resistance in a low- or middle-income country, researchers at the Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics & Policy report that in-hospital...

Two new cases of wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1) have been reported this week in Pakistan. Both cases are from FATA province, with onset of paralysis on 1 September and 7 October respectively. The total...

In a follow-up on the record dengue fever season in Bangladesh, the Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control, & Research (IEDCR) reported an additional 600+ cases in the past ten days. This brings...