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...

Isolates of a common poultry pathogen collected from animals in Indian bird markets were mostly resistant to multiple classes of antibiotics. The study provides the first data on prevalence and isolation...

Four deaths have recently been attributed to leptospirosis in the Coastal Karnataka city of Udupi, causing fear among the population. According to a Times of India report, the four fatalities were seen...

Despite achieving elimination of leprosy as a public health problem ten years ago (a prevalence of < 1 case per 10 000 population), India still reports the highest number of leprosy cases on the globe...

During the past week, Delhi saw nearly 1600 additional chikungunya cases, a 43 percent increase over the prior week. The total cases in India’s capital is now at 5,293 cases. At least 15 fatalities...