Naegleria fowleri (commonly referred to as the “brain-eating amoeba”), is a microscopic amoeba which is a single-celled living organism. It can cause a rare and devastating infection of the brain called...

Death due to cardiovascular disease is on the rise in India, causing more than one quarter of all deaths in the country in 2015 and affecting rural populations and young adults the most, suggests a study...

After a record year in 2017 reporting more than 186,000 dengue fever cases, 2018 show a very different picture through the first six months of the year. From Jan-Jun this year, Sri Lanka health authorities...

So far in 2018, three cases of extensively drug-resistant XDR typhoid fever were reported in travelers to Pakistan — one who returned to the United Kingdom, and two who returned to the United States. This...

A 26-year-old man became the latest victim of Naegleria fowleri, the brain-eating amoeba, in Karachi, according to local media this week. This follows the deaths of a 40-year-old man in May and a 16-year-old...

Sri Lanka health officials have reported an increase in the number cases of the bacterial disease, leptospirosis during the first five months of 2018. From Jan-May 2017, authorities reported 1,022 cases;...

In a follow-up to a report last month, Sindh province health officials have reported the second Naegleria fowleri fatality of 2018, according to a Daily Times report. This case, like the previous, was...

The Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare, Shri J P Nadda today reviewed the ground situation with the Health Minister of Kerala and took stock of the public health measures in the affected areas. On directions...

Sri Lanka health officials have reported 20443 suspected dengue cases during the first five months of 2018. In 2017, the country saw a massive number of dengue cases with 186,101 suspected cases,...

In an update from Kerala health officials, the number of confirmed cases and deaths has risen to 17 and 15, respectively. Twelve deaths have been reported from Kozhikode while three were reported from...