Israeli health officials are reporting 27 leptospirosis cases up to now, about half of them had been hospitalized. Hundreds more who visited the streams are expected to be examined, the ministry said. The...

The Israeli Ministry of Health is warning the public of a jackal that tested positive for rabies in Hamat Gader. Hamat Gader is a hot springs site in the Yarmouk River valley. Officials are asking...

The World Health Organization (WHO) released their latest Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) global update this month, the first time in more than a year, and here is some of the...

The Hajj, or pilgrimage to Mecca, Saudi Arabia, is one of the world’s largest mass gatherings. In 2018, Hajj will take place from about August 19 to August 24. Because of the crowds, mass gatherings...

Health officials in the  United Arab Emirates (UAE) reported recently on a laboratory-confirmed case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV). The case is a 78 year old, male national, residing...

Diphtheria As of 14 April 2018, the local health authorities reported a total of 1,584 suspected diphtheria cases including 85 associated deaths (CFR=5.4%). The diphtheria outbreak has affected 195 districts...

A Saudi Gazette report Sunday states government hospitals in Jeddah have been alerted following the fresh outbreak of Alkhurma hemorrhagic fever (AHF). Although the report doesn’t say if or how many...

A vaccination campaign has been launched in northern Syria aimed at immunizing hundreds of thousands of children against polio, as WHO health partners simultaneously carry out measles vaccinations in the...

Doctors in Eastern Ghouta performed 15 caesarean sections out of a total of 30 births yesterday. The doctors complain that they are being forced to do caesareans as the intense besiegement makes it difficult...

One additional case of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) has been confirmed in Oman, the first such case in 2018, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). The patient was...