On July 1, the WHO released the updated vaccination requirements for all member countries and for anyone arriving on our shores within 6 days of being in a…
A second case of East African trypanosomiasis has been reported in the area of South Luangwa National Park this year. ProMED reports that the latest case, a…
The humanitarian crisis is into its fourth year and cholera continues to be a major public health issue after recent floods. According to OCHA, there have…
Warmer weather means more humans interacting with wildlife and a rise in potential rabies exposures. ProMED this week summarised reports from four states (…
On a more positive note than most of the measles news we have posted lately, the WHO SE Asian regional office announced that Sri Lanka has interrupted measles…
Summer is peak tick season and the advice from the government for anyone venturing outdoors is use repellent and cover-up. This advice is particularly…
The decline in the reporting of new MERS Co-V infections has been attributed to ‘addressing knowledge gaps with regard to transmission, enhancing surveillance…
Last week the country’s Food and Drug Administration notified the public that another two batches of counterfeit rabies vaccines had been found in regular…
The state of Selangor has reported over half of the country’s dengue fever cases this year (almost 67,000) and virtually double last year’s figures. Deaths are…
A nationwide call to eradicate breeding sites of the dengue virus-carrying Aedes mosquito has been issued by the government in one measure aimed at kerbing…
Six provinces hold the highest-burden of Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever (CCHF) cases - 54 cases and five deaths have been recorded countrywide since late…
With the arrival of the monsoons and a corresponding uptick in associated infections such as leptospirosis, surveillance has been heightened in an area known…