By Teddy Cambosa Health officials in the Southeast Asian nation of Laos have announced that the Vientiane, the capital of the country, will be undergoing a two-week lockdown after a rare incident of COVID-19...

By NewsDesk  @bactiman63 On Friday, U.S. Ambassador to Laos Dr. Peter M. Haymond presented 50,000 malaria diagnostic kits to Vice Minister of Health Dr. Bounfeng Phoummalaisith at a ceremony in Vientiane. These rapid...

Health officials in Laos have seen the number of dengue fever cases double since May 30. According to the most recent numbers from the Lao Ministry of Health Thursday, 2,661 people has been diagnosed with...

By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews The Laos Ministry of Health issued a warning this week as the trend of weekly reporting of dengue fever is increasing. According to a Vientiane Times report, health...

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Between 6 and 16 February 2016, the National IHR Focal Point (NFP) of Lao People’s Democratic Republic (PDR) notified WHO of 3 additional cases of vaccine-derived poliovirus type 1 (VDPV1). Details of...

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)...