The number of suspected cases of chikungunya in the Karachi area has eclipsed 1,000 since Dec. 2016, according to the Pakistan Ministry of National Health Services. Between 19 December 2016 and 30 March...

As one author writes in The Island:  Sri Lanka is in the grip of a severe epidemic of Dengue fever and Dengue hemorrhagic fever. The epidemic did not happen over a short period. Dengue has been in Sri...

After reporting Naegleria fowleri deaths in the double digits in 2015 and 2014  (HERE and HERE) in Pakistan, and five deaths reported last year, health officials in Karachi have reported the first such...

Odisha media reported Saturday that two people are dead and nine other are sickened due to anthrax in the Bisra block of Sundargarh district of Odisha in eastern India. The nine affected are currently...

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...

Pakistan’s Ministry of National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination has reported cases of chikungunya in the country for the first time. A total of 803 cases have been reported since 19...

100,000, or one lakh of children in India dies each year from the gastrointestinal virus, rotavirus. Today, Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare,  Shri J P Nadda announced the expansion of...

India has launched one of the world’s largest vaccination campaign against measles, a major childhood killer disease, and congenital rubella syndrome (CRS), responsible for irreversible birth defects. The...

Published this past week in the “Images in Clinical Medicine” section of the New England Journal of Medicine is an interesting case from the Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences in New...

The number of dengue fever cases reported in Sri Lanka in 2016 was the most seen in a number of years and nearly double 2015 numbers, according to data from the Ministry of Health. Last year, 54,945...