Indian Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi announced today at the inauguration of the two-day “Call to Action Summit-2015-ending preventable child and maternal deaths” that the country has eliminated...

Delhi city officials reported Monday that the number of dengue fever cases nearly doubled during the past week with the total cases now at 530, the most cases in the city since 2010 when 550 cases were...

The Municipal Corporation of Delhi is reporting a surge of dengue fever in the Indian capital as officials report 158 new cases during the past week, bringing the total to 277 this year. This compares...

Since 1993, more than 639 hantavirus cases have been reported in the United States carrying with it a 36 percent fatality rate. Elsewhere across the globe hantaviruses have been reported in countries in...

Another zoo animal has died as a result of infection with the serious bacterium, Bacillus anthracis, prompting zoo officials to conduct a vaccination drive in the neighboring areas. An elephant succumbed...

Pakistani health authorities are reporting the 12th fatality this year in Sindh province due to the brain-eating amoeba, Naegleria fowleri, according to an Express Tribune report Friday. This is the...

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The World Health Organization today called for bolstering efforts for malaria control and elimination by targeting malarial parasites believed to be less fatal, but now causing high disease burden. As...

Indian health officials are responding to an outbreak of Japanese Encephalitis (JE) in Assam State in northeastern India. According to the latest data released by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, 365...

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The World Health Organization (WHO) announced today that it will commemorate the fifth World Hepatitis Day next week with a global injection safety initiative campaign in three pilot countries together...

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A new report on the state of health in Mumbai, India was released by the non-partisan organization, Praja. Some of the key data from the report is as follows:   Since the last 5 years 37,501 people...