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Officials with the Pakistan Ministry of National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination says the number of dengue fever cases in the country was nearly 10,000 in 2015, according to local media...

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Pakistan is one of two remaining polio endemic countries remaining and in 2015, they saw the most cases of wild poliovirus despite seeing a significant reduction in cases from 2014. Violence against polio...

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Since the last report on the diphtheria outbreak in Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan two weeks ago, the number of fatalities has risen from 18 to 34 from the serious toxigenic disease, according to a recent The...

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In a follow-up to a report two weeks ago, two cases of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus were confirmed in Myanmar this past week, according to the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI). The...

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In a follow-up report on the diphtheria tragedy in Punjab province, Pakistan, local media reports since that 50 children have been admitted to the Children’s hospital in Lahore for the dangerous...

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Seven children have died from diphtheria in recent weeks in Lahore, Punjab province, Pakistan, according to a Dawn.com report this weekend. The reason cited was the unavailability of  diphtheria antitoxin...

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The last time a child was stricken with wild poliovirus type 3 (WPV3) was three years ago this past Tuesday when a 11 month old child from Yobe, Nigeria was paralyzed on 10 November 2012. Wild poliovirus...

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Health officials in Pakistan have reported the death of a 30-year-old Lahore man who contracted the brain-eating amoeba, Naegleria fowleri. The parasitic infection has been a problem in Pakistan in recent...

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The World Health Organization announced earlier this week that a nationwide campaign to vaccinate 5.8 million children in Iraq against polio was concluded on 11 October after a 2-day extension recommended...

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With much of the news about dengue fever focused on the Indian capital city of Delhi recently, elsewhere on the subcontinent, other areas are also seeing a dengue surge such as Pakistan. The Express Tribune...