In 1985, 150,000 cases of wild poliovirus (WPV) cases were reported in India alone. That’s very hard to imagine in this day when the global wild poliovirus (WPV) case tally was only 21–in...

Yemen World Health Organization (WHO) spokesman, Tarik Jasarevic announced today that the diphtheria case count in war-torn Yemen has risen to 471 cases , killing 46 since mid-August 2016. “The overall...

The first laboratory-confirmed Lyme disease case has been reported in Nepal, according to an Op-Ed piece in the Himalayan Times by coordinator of the clinical research unit, Sukraraj Tropical & Infectious...

In 2017, Sri Lanka saw a record number of dengue fever cases with a total of 184,442, a total more than three times higher than 2016. More than 320 deaths were also reported. The dengue peak was observed...

In a follow-up to a report from two weeks ago, the number of suspected diphtheria cases in the outbreak primarily affecting displaced Rohingya population is shooting through the roof with the latest numbers...

Two people from Jammu and Kashmir State in northern India have been diagnosed with parasitic trematode disease, fascioliasis, according to a Rising Kashmir report this week. According to the report,...

In an update on polio news from the most recent week, we look at updates from Syria, Afghanistan, Pakistan and Australia. Syria According to the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI), the total number...

Just a week after a World Health Organization (WHO) representative said the diphtheria situation among Rohingya refugees was “just the tip of the iceburg”, WHO reports that since the first...

Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare in India, Shri J P Nadda declared Friday that India  is now free from ‘infective trachoma’, and termed this as a momentous achievement. Shri J P Nadda...

The mosquito-borne parasitic infection, lymphatic filariasis, and the chronic stage of filariasis with lymphedema, is a major concern in Maharashtra state, India, as more than 100 cases were reported,...