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...

The diphtheria vaccination campaign in Yemen has concluded with some 2.7 million children aged 6 weeks to 15 years in 11 governorates vaccinated. First reported in October 2017, the outbreak has spread...

In an update on the diphtheria and cholera outbreak situation in war-torn Yemen, as of Feb. 10, there are 1,032 probable diphtheria cases, including 64 associated deaths, in 161 districts among 20 governorates...