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...

The number of wild poliovirus 1 (WPV 1) cases in two of the three endemic countries has increased by 2 and 19 cases, respectively. Afghanistan reported two WPV1 cases during the past week. Both were...

Correction: It is 12 victims, not 13, as previously reported. RH. Another victim of the brain-eating amoeba, Naegleria fowleri has been reported from the Karachi area, according to an Express Tribune report...

A newly published study in the American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene published Monday shows that the number of dengue fever cases reported in the country annually are vastly underreported. The...

Pakistan health officials in Islamabad say the country has experienced a record-breaking number of wild poliovirus (WPV1) cases in 2014, according to a Guardian report today. Rana Mohammad Safdar, a senior...

The oldest victim to date from the “brain-eating amoeba”, Naegleria fowleri this year in Sindh province has become the eleventh fatality to the lethal parasitic disease, according to a Dawn.com...

Both Pakistan and Afghanistan, two of the remaining endemic countries,  reported new wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1) cases during the past week, according to the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI)...