There is little that can introduce or reintroduce a infectious disease back to a country than the chaos that surrounds war and political and social instability. We see numerous examples of this today to...

The problems in Yemen continue to get worse as they face the largest humanitarian crisis and the worst food crisis in the world. In addition to the largest outbreak in the world, a cholera outbreak...

The number of wild poliovirus (WPV) cases reported in 2017 remains down compared to last year, particularly in Pakistan where only five wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1) cases have been reported year-to-date,...

Since the cholera outbreak began in October 2010, months after the Jan. 12, 2010 earthquake, 800,665 cases have been reported, including 9,480 deaths. This was the most recent data I reported on concerning...

In Syria, one new type 2 circulating vaccine-derived polio (cVDPV2) case has been reported this week.  The case was reported in Mayadeen district, Deir Ez-Zor governorate, and had onset on 19 August....

Between 31 August and 26 September 2017, the national IHR focal point of Saudi Arabia reported nine additional cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), including four deaths. In addition, four...

UN health officials are reported seven additional Circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus (cVDPV2) cases–5 cases from Mayadeen and 1 from Boukamal districts, Deir Ez-Zor governorate, and 1 case from...

The number of cholera cases in Yemen have exceeded 750,000 since late April and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) predicts an even more dire scenario–one million cases by years...

In a follow-up on the Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever (CCHF) outbreak in Iran since March, officials report the number of cases have surpassed 120 in the past six months from 13 different provinces, according...

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) reported one additional case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) infection in a a 78-year-old male residing in Al Ain city. This is the fourth case of MERS-CoV...