The second most populous country in the world, accounting for nearly one-fifth of the global population, India, is also home to the world’s largest absolute burden of at least 11 major neglected tropical...

The number of measles cases in Pakistan more than doubled in 2017, compared to the number of cases the previous year. According to World Health Organization-Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean...

Last summer, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported that  Bhutan and Maldives achieved a important goal ahead of time–the elimination of measles. However, in the WHO South-East Asia Region,...

The number of suspected cases of diphtheria reported from Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh has risen to 3,954, including 31 deaths since early Nov. 2017, prompting a massive vaccination effort among Rohingya...

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,...