In a follow-up in the rapidly spreading diphtheria outbreak in Yemen, Communications and media officer for the World Health Organization (WHO), Ms. Fadela Chaib said at a press briefing Tuesday that...

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...

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...

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...

I have not done a annual “Top 10” list of the major infectious disease news stories since 2013 and this is the first on this website. The number of important and newsworthy events of 2017...

The humanitarian crisis in war-torn Yemen rages on as the year comes to a close and the problem with infectious disease outbreaks continue in lock-step as part of the crisis. First, the number of cholera...

In 2017, Venezuela has reported 609 probable cases of diphtheria through the end of November. In addition to the 324 cases which occurred since the summer to the end of 2016, the South American country...

While the cholera outbreak appears to be slowing in war-torn Yemen, with the number of cases closing in on 1 million since April, diphtheria has raised it’s ugly head in the country for the first...

In a follow-up on the report of an increase in diphtheria cases in Indonesia this year, Minister of Health Prof Nila Moeloek and Governor of Jakarta Anies Baswedan launched an Outbreak Response Immunization...

Just a week after a World Health Organization (WHO) representative said the diphtheria situation among Rohingya refugees was “just the tip of the iceburg”, WHO reports that since the first...