At the end of 2013, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported on 44 suspected cases of yellow fever – including 14 deaths – in the North African country of Sudan.
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A new case of bubonic plague has been reported in Peru by the regional health manager in La Libertad, José Evangelista, bringing the total number of confirmed plague cases in La Libertad to six.
As of the beginning of this year, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), five cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) have been observed in Saudi Arabia, and one in the United Arab Emirates.
Outbreaks of dengue fever have been reported in various locations around the world, showing that the disease is still a major problem to be tackled
New cases of H7N9 avian influenza (or ‘bird flu’) have been observed in China, with a Hong Kong woman and her four-year-old daughter being placed in isolation at Princess Margaret Hospital.
In December 2013, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and the World Health Organization (WHO) were notified of two confirmed cases of locally acquired (autochthonous) chikungunya virus (CHIKV) in the French part of the Caribbean island of St Martin.
British pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline is seeking approval of the world’s first anti-malaria vaccination
In recent weeks, the New South Wales (NSW) Health Authority in Australia has warned citizens travelling to Indonesia, and more specifically Bali, to ensure they are up to date with all their vaccinations after 27 Aussies returned from holiday in the region with measles
The global burden of dengue infection is more than triple current estimates from the World Health Organization (WHO), according to a multinational study published online in the journal Nature.
Travelvax Australia, a travel health advice service, has warned travellers heading to Asia, particularly India, Pakistan and Nepal, that rabies is more common than most tourists might believe.