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The vaccine-preventable disease, diphtheria has been seen in the northwestern Pakistan region of Waziristan at alarming rates, as local media reports hundreds of cases of the dangerous disease. Some...

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The number of cases and fatalities due to viral disease, Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever (CCHF), in Pakistan and Afghanistan this year has been of concern both in media accounts and from global health...

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The serious viral infection, Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever (CCHF) has made the news lately after a rash of illnesses and deaths in Pakistan and the first locally acquired cases reported in Western Europe...

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At least two dozen people from a single family have been hospitalized in Kurram Tribal Agency in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas, Pakistan after drinking milk from a cow which was recently bitten...

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Health officials in Pakistan have put the death tally at 20 so far this year due to the tick-borne viral disease, Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic fever (CCHF), according to a report in The Nation today. This...

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A 17-year-old Karachi teen has died after contracting the “brain-eating amoeba”, Naegleria fowleri, becoming the second fatality of the year. Earlier this summer, a 30-year-old man from Baldia...

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Nearly 200 cases of cutaneous leishmaniasis have been reported recently in the Safi Tehsil (administrative division) of the Mohmand Agency district in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas of Pakistan...

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After reporting Naegleria fowleri deaths in the double digits the past two years (HERE and HERE) in Pakistan, health officials in Karachi have reported the first such case of 2016. Health officials say...

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The number of wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1) stands at five for 2016 to date, with the addition of three new cases in Pakistan in the past week. According to the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI),...

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The news concerning worldwide polio has been quiet during the first several weeks of 2016; however, the first wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1) and circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 1 (cVDPV1)...