NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews Chickenpox outbreak in Vellore jail A total of 16 inmates of the Vellore Central Jail housing male prisoners were infected by chicken pox, sources revealed. Read more...

By NewsDesk  @bactiman63 Dengue in Delhi A woman from south Delhi has succumbed to dengue, the first fatality due to the vector-borne disease reported in the national capital this year, as the number...

By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews The Forest and Animal Husbandry Department in Coimbatore district, Tamil Nadu state, India are reporting the death of a wild elephant  from anthrax in Anaikatti. The...

By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews The India Ministry of Health remains fourth in the world with COVID-19 cases with 425,282 total cases after reporting 14,821 new cases registered June 22, India’s...

By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews India’s Ministry of Health saw 9,887 new COVID-19 cases during the past 24 hours, the largest one day spike so far, bringing the country case tally to more than...

India has seen a huge increase in cases and deaths from Influenza A (H1N1) through Aug 2017 compared to last year, according to data from the Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme (IDSP). Through...

Every year in India, 20,000 people are estimated to die from rabies. Most of the victims are children. Nearly all of the deaths occur after victims are bitten by rabid dogs. For years, experts have debated...

It’s been confirmed that 37 sheep in Vellore, Tamil Nadu did die from anthrax infection prompting vaccination of animals in some eight villages in the district, according to Indian media. Between...

In late December 2015, new cases of Kyasanur Forest disease (KFD), or monkey fever, occurred in the Mauxi region of the Thane village panchayat in southwestern India, according to the Indian newspaper...

In the capital of the Tamil Nadu state in eastern India, health professionals in Chennai are reporting seeing a spike in cases of scrub typhus. The Times of India reports:  “In the last two weeks,...