By

After a horrible 2014 in Karachi, Pakistan where at least 14 deaths were recorded linked to the “brain-eating amoeba”, Naegleria fowleri, provincial health authorities confirmed Wednesday the...

By

Afghanistan, one of the three remaining polio endemic countries on the planet, has reported it’s first case of wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1) of the year in Hilmand province. In 2014, Afghanistan...

By

Here are some updates concerning the global polio situation, according to the Global Polio Eradication Initiative: Nigeria January 24, 2015 marked six months since the most recent case of wild poliovirus...

By

A case of wild poliovirus-1 (WPV-1) in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan is the first recorded for 2015, according to the Global Polio Eradication Initiative. The individual had onset of paralysis on January...

By

The number of wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1) cases have topped 300 globally as the bad situation in Pakistan continues. With reports of 14 additional cases from Pakistan and one from Afghanistan, the global...

By

Following last years numbers of measles cases and fatalities in the southwestern Pakistan province of Balochistan, >700 and 43, respectively, a proposal for a measles vaccination campaign was submitted...

By

Although the number of wild poliovirus 1 (WPV-1) cases in Nigeria has dropped significantly in 2014 with only 6 confirmed cases (compared to 53 recorded  last year), the west African country has seen...

By

There were 21 new cases of wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1) reported out of the polio endemic countries, according to the latest data from the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI). Afghanistan saw...

By

While in the United States there were less than five cases of diphtheria reported to the CDC in the past decade, the disease continues to play a role globally. In 2011, 4,887 cases of diphtheria were...

By

Dengue fever has made it’s presence known in the northeastern city of Rawalpindi as recent reports say the northern Punjab city has topped 1,000 cases. The total number of confirmed patients reported...