Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

40 dead in Bangladesh's worst-ever dengue outbreak

At least 40 people have died in Bangladesh's worst-ever outbreak of dengue, officials said Tuesday, as overburdened hospitals struggled to treat thousands of patients.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Northeast India on alert as malaria kills 20 in week

At least 20 people have died from malaria in a remote corner of India in the past week, putting medical authorities on high alert at the start of the monsoon season, an official said Friday.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Deadly year for encephalitis feared in India

A mosquito-borne disease that preys on the young and malnourished is sweeping across poverty-riven northern India again this monsoon season, with officials worried it could be the deadliest outbreak in nearly a decade.

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Tourists in Nepal warned over cholera outbreak

Nepal on Monday urged foreign travellers to take precautions against cholera after 13 people died in an outbreak in the remote west of the country.