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...

By Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh, WHO Regional Director for South-East Asia On the sixth anniversary of the last case of wild poliovirus in the South-East Asia Region, World Health Organization commends countries...

Every year in India, 20,000 people are estimated to die from rabies. Most of the victims are children. Nearly all of the deaths occur after victims are bitten by rabid dogs. For years, experts have debated...

Hyderabad, India based Natco Pharma Limited announced today that it has launched the first generic version of Sofosbuvir 400mg/Velpatasvir 100mg fixed dose combination in Nepal. Sofosbuvir 400mg/Velpatasvir...

The World Health Organization (WHO) released the following summary on the polio situation in Pakistan earlier this week: In Pakistan, a circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2) has been...

A number of news accounts out of Pakistan have reported on a chikungunya outbreak in several areas of Pakistan in recent days. Reports on hundreds, if not thousands of cases have been published in media...

An outbreak of the bacterial disease, brucellosis, has spread in Karnataka state, India since first being reported in September, prompting fears among the population. To date, the outbreak has affected...

In 2015, fourteen people died from primary amoebic meningoencephalitis (PAM) due to the protozoan parasite, Naegleria fowleri, in Sindh province. Officials today reported a Naegleria fowleri death in...

Researchers have found a strong association between El Niño-Southern Oscillation conditions in the Pacific to observed weather and dengue epidemics in Sri Lanka. According to a study published in the...

The vaccine-preventable disease, diphtheria has been seen in the northwestern Pakistan region of Waziristan at alarming rates, as local media reports hundreds of cases of the dangerous disease. Some...