While in the United States there were less than five cases of diphtheria reported to the CDC in the past decade, the disease continues to play a role globally. In 2011, 4,887 cases of diphtheria were...

Dengue fever has made it’s presence known in the northeastern city of Rawalpindi as recent reports say the northern Punjab city has topped 1,000 cases. The total number of confirmed patients reported...

As World Polio Week came to a close Wednesday, we got a look at the great progress that has been accomplished since 1988 when the forty-first World Health Assembly adopted a resolution for the worldwide...

An anthrax outbreak that has been responsible for the deaths of at least seven people has caused health officials to quarantine a village, according to a BioPrep Watch report Thursday. A team from the...

Karachi health officials are reporting the 13th fatality this year from the “brain-eating amoeba”, Naegleria fowleri in Sindh province. The latest victim, a 27-year-old Karachi resident, was...

A 14-year-old boy from Warapudi village in Indapur taluka in Pune district became the latest victim of the deadly viral disease in the Pune District of India, bringing the death toll in this one area...

October 23 marked the beginning of World Polio Week and great strides have been made toward the eradication of the crippling viral disease. The Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) says, “Since...

Co-infections with two mosquito borne diseases are being seen in Mumbai, India and doctors are advising practitioners to be aware of this phenomenon. Although not a frequently seen situation, Dr Khusrav...

Malaria in Sri Lanka has been dramatically reduced over the past decade. Cases have declined 99.9%, from approximately 265,000 cases in 1999 to just 124 local cases in 2011, according to the Global Health...

In a follow-up to an article yesterday, How is Asia preparing for Ebola?, I wanted to look at the preparedness plans of two more Asian countries with large population centers–India and Thailand. In...