Pakistan is one of two remaining polio endemic countries remaining and in 2015, they saw the most cases of wild poliovirus despite seeing a significant reduction in cases from 2014. Violence against polio...

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On 13 January, WHO South-East Asia Region completes five years without any case of wild poliovirus. This is a remarkable achievement in view of the continued threat of poliovirus importation from the...

In late December 2015, new cases of Kyasanur Forest disease (KFD), or monkey fever, occurred in the Mauxi region of the Thane village panchayat in southwestern India, according to the Indian newspaper...

In the capital of the Tamil Nadu state in eastern India, health professionals in Chennai are reporting seeing a spike in cases of scrub typhus. The Times of India reports:  “In the last two weeks,...

Since the last report on the diphtheria outbreak in Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan two weeks ago, the number of fatalities has risen from 18 to 34 from the serious toxigenic disease, according to a recent The...

Animal bites, particularly dog bites, are by far the greatest threat of human rabies on the planet. However, other animal bites can be equally as dangerous although less frequently encountered. It’s...

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HIV/AIDS cases in India have declined year-after-year since 2012, according to newly published data. The total cases seen this year through September is 93,336. This compares to a consistent decrease...

In a follow-up to a report two weeks ago, two cases of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus were confirmed in Myanmar this past week, according to the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI). The...

In a follow-up report on the diphtheria tragedy in Punjab province, Pakistan, local media reports since that 50 children have been admitted to the Children’s hospital in Lahore for the dangerous...

Seven children have died from diphtheria in recent weeks in Lahore, Punjab province, Pakistan, according to a Dawn.com report this weekend. The reason cited was the unavailability of  diphtheria antitoxin...