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By Region: South Asia

Indian Woman Being Treated in U.S. for Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis

(NY Times) Infectious diseases carried around the world by air travelers have become a fact of modern life, with imported cases in just the last year of Ebola, Lassa fever and, now, a highly drug-resistant form of tuberculosis.  In the latest incident, a woman with TB flew from India to O’Hare International Airport in Chicago, landing on  Read More »

‘Superbugs’ Kill India’s Babies and Pose an Overseas Threat

Tens of thousands of newborns in India are dying after being infected by antibiotic resistant bacteria.

Worst foot and mouth disease outbreak in decade

(The Times of India) The outbreak of foot and mouth disease that spelt doom for cattle and farmers in 2013-14 was the worst attack recorded in the state during the past decade. Documents procured by TOI through RTI reveal that the livestock numbering 64,260 were infected and 6,100 deaths were reported in 2013. The magnitude  Read More »

Bioterrorism workshop presenters call for greater safety measures

(Bio PrepWatch) The Quaid-i-Azam University Department of Biotechnology and the School of Politics and International Relations held a workshop on March 26 that explored concerns in biotechnology. The workshop, titled “Raising awareness on dual use concerns in biotechnology,” focused on the misuse of knowledge and emerging techniques, including the creation of unique and novel pathogens  Read More »

14 get infected with anthrax

(The Daily Star) At least 14 people have been infected with anthrax, a bacterial disease that spreads from cattle, at Raghunathpur village in Raiganj upazila of Sirajganj district. On information, a medical team from the Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research (IEDCR) visited the village on Tuesday and found them infected with the viral  Read More »