Mumps has sickened over 100 people in the Catalan regions of Gironès and Pla de l'Estany that lie between Barcelona and the French border. According to a local…
Dengue cases continue to run at a 3-year high with 300-400 recorded each week this year, totalling more than 2,650 to Feb 18. Dengue serotype 3 hasn’t…
In the two weeks from Jan 28, measles cases increased from 34 to almost 80 (both confirmed and suspected cases) and were seen in all age groups, mainly on the…
The country’s 17th polio case was announced last week by the Dept. of Health – a 1-year old boy from Cabanatuan City, 110 kms north of Metro Manila. He was…
A health emergency has been declared to manage the country’s largest dengue fever outbreak in several years.
Rainwater collected by residents in home-made ponds is believed to be the source of contaminated drinking water that caused an outbreak of typhoid fever, and…
There was an upswing in new dengue fever cases over January affecting Guadeloupe, Saint Martin, Saint Barthélemy and Martinique with reports of three different…
Cautious optimism for the NE’s Ebola virus outbreak was signalled in the Feb 16 WHO regional bulletin after a single case and no new deaths were reported over…
On Feb 15th, the WHO reported a COVID-19 case in Egypt, the first for Africa, taking the number of countries outside China with confirmed cases to 25 (and 14…
Four more measles were reported between Jan 31 and Feb 5 taking the total of confirmed and suspected cases to 656. Ongoing transmission is occurring on the…
ProMED this week published a report on a Japanese encephalitis (JEV) infection in a 14yo Belgian girl who had travelled to Khao Lak in Phang Nga province on…
This year the Ministry of Health has reported on 20 MERS cases from across the kingdom, including what is thought to be a cluster of six among healthcare…