Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Official says dengue outbreak in Pakistan among worst-ever

A top Pakistani health official says authorities are battling one of the worst-ever dengue fever outbreaks in the country, including the capital Islamabad as hospitals continued to receive scores of patients, putting strain ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Sri Lanka's worst-ever dengue outbreak kills 225

Sri Lanka is suffering its worst-ever dengue outbreak, with the mosquito-borne virus killing 225 people and infecting more than 76,000 this year.

Health

Gender equality comes one toilet at a time

Across the world, 2.4 billion people do not have access to proper sanitation, including toilets and latrines, with nearly one billion people left to defecate in the open.

Health

WHO warns of disease risk in flood-hit Thailand

Thailand's hundreds of thousands of flood victims are at risk of water-borne diseases and infections, the World Health Organisation said Saturday, though no major outbreaks have been reported yet.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Dengue fever infects over 12,000 in Pakistan

Already cursed by floods and suicide bombings, Pakistan now faces a new menace from an unprecedented outbreak of the deadly tropical disease dengue fever.