By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews Officials in Sri Lanka say they have the first confirmed case of novel coronavirus in a Chinese tourist. According to a Reuters report, “A Chinese lady, who is in...

By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews Officials with the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) have reported the first wild poliovirus 1 (WPV1) case of 2020 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, Pakistan. Pakistan...

The World Health Organization (WHO) announced last week that a month long measles and rubella vaccination campaign was to commence on Jan. 12 at Rohingya refugee camps  in Cox’s Bazar and nearby areas. More...

By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews The Sri Lanka National Dengue Control Unit (NDCU) reports the rise in the number of dengue patients in the country, especially during the past two months of 2019...

By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews Media sources in Bangladesh (HERE and HERE) are reporting a Nipah virus infection in the city of Khulna. The reported case is a 20-year-old female who has been hospitalized...

By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews After reporting 24 human rabies deaths in 2019, the third rabies case has been reported at the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre in Karachi in January to date, according...

By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews India’s Ministry of Health issued a travel advisory for China due to the novel coronavirus in Wuhan City, Hubei province. According to the advisory, 41 confirmed...

By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews Health officials in Karachi, Pakistan reported 16 Naegleria fowleri infections/deaths (primary amoebic meningoencephalitis [PAM]) in 2019. In fact, more cases of N....

By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews The number of dengue fever cases in Bangladesh dropped to 1247 in December 2019 in a year that saw more cases reported in the country than was seen since the first...

By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews Two countries in the world continue to report ongoing wild poliovirus transmission (WPV1)–Pakistan and Afghanistan. 2019 saw a big increase in WPV1 cases, particularly...