NewsDesk @bactiman63 In the highlands of Papua New Guinea in the 1950s and 60s it was noticed that people (mostly women) of the Fore tribe were dying of what was originally thought to be a genetic disorder...

NewsDesk @bactiman63 The Asia Pacific Leaders Malaria Alliance, Asia Pacific Malaria Elimination Network (APLMA-APMEN) and the Global Institute for Disease Elimination (GLIDE) have today announced a new...

NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews In today’s video, I go over a recent paper that discusses a number of viral, bacterial and prion diseases that have been linked to certain religious and non-religious...

By Teddy Cambosa Philippine health authorities have now added four more countries to their list of destinations who have the ‘red alert’ classification of travel restrictions in line with the ongoing...

Genome sequencing has shed light on the re-emergence of the bacterium that causes yaws, a neglected tropical disease of the skin, bones and joints. The re-emergence followed a mass drug administration...

By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews The National Department of Health in Papua New Guinea has reported it’s third confirmed measles case in recent weeks. The cases include a three-year-old girl...

By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued travel notices for Africa and Asia because of polio outbreaks in a number of countries on each continent. Polio...

In June 2018, an outbreak of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 1 (cVDPV1) was declared in Papua New Guinea following laboratory confirmation of cVDPV1 isolation in two healthy community contacts...

Here is a look at some interesting infectious disease and health news, opinion and research reported across the globe: Circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 1 – Papua New Guinea On 26 June 2018,...

For the first time since Feb. 2006, the archipelago of some 17,000 islands, Indonesia reported a polio case. This week, the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) said a new circulating vaccine-derived...