Global Health Press

Category - Outbreak News

Malawi declares polio outbreak

The Global Polio Laboratory Network (GPLN) has confirmed the presence of a type 1 wild poliovirus (WPV1) in a child suffering from paralysis in Lilongwe, the capital of Malawi. Analysis shows that the virus is...

Afghanistan faces raging measles outbreak

At least 74 children have died following an outbreak of measles in Afghanistan’s northern province of Badakhshan, a provincial official said on 6. Feb 2022. Most of the children who lost their lives were living in...

Cholera Outbreak in the South of the Philippines

A Cholera outbreak was detected in Barangay Santiago, Caraga Davao Oriental, the Philippines, on January 31, 2022, affecting 265 residents. The area’s existing water system, in need of rehabilitation, is suspected to be...

Leptospirosis in The Philippines

In mid-2021, The Philippines Department of Health announced a 13% increase of Leptospirosis cases compared to the same period in 2020 with a case fatality rate of 11.4%. Global estimates are around 500,000 cases a year...

Typhoid fever in the Philippines

In January 2022, a cluster of around 30 people were hospitalized due to typhoid fever in Manaulanan village, North Cotabato, The Philippines. The village does not have access to potable water. In response to the...

Rabies in Iloilo, The Philippines

Despite the goal of becoming rabies free by 2022, 12 deaths due to rabies were reported in 2021 in the province of Iloilo, The Philippines, a 3-fold increase from 2020. Five of the 6 towns/cities from where the cases...