A 63-year-old woman from Sonitpur district in Assam state in India has been killed because of accusations of being a witch, according to a NDTV video news report. Apparently, villagers blamed the elderly...

With a global tally of just 33 cases from two countries during the first six months of 2015, health officials are reporting the lowest number of cases ever during this time frame. During the same period...

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Following a study last October that put the dengue burden in India to be about 6 million cases annually, researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health reveals that the people in southern...

Sri Lankan health officials report today that more than 17,000 dengue fever cases in the island country from Jan. 1 to Jul. 16. Colombo and Gampaha districts saw the most cases with 5,017 and 2,307,...

Officials in Mumbai, India have reported 54 leptospirosis cases in July and 59 cases since the beginning of the year. Approximately a third of the patients diagnosed during the past two weeks have succumbed...

In a follow-up to a report last week, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has reported an additional three leptospirosis fatalities in Mumbai, bringing the total to 15 in just 10 days. At present,...

At least a dozen people in India’s most populous city have died due to the bacterial infection called leptospirosis in the past few weeks after heavy rains and flooding occurred in the city. 12...

The total number of deaths due to the “brain-eating amoeba”, Naegleria fowleri leapt to 11 after Karachi health authorities reported three additional cases during a 24-hour period. In 2014,...

In a follow-up to an earlier report, health officials in Koraput have announced several new cases of human anthrax. According to a Times of India report, six additional cases were reported on Thursday...

Suspected anthrax has taken the lives of three people this week in Koraput district, Odisha state and several others have exhibited symptoms of the bacterial infection, according to an ANI report. It...