The mystery outbreak causing dozens of infections in Wuhan is not SARS or MERS, according to Chinese officials, the BBC reports.

The good news is that tuberculosis deaths are declining steadily. The bad news is that we are wildly off track to meet the bold targets set for controlling the world’s #1 lethal infectious disease.

In 3 decades, China has transitioned from a poor farming country the world’s second largest economy. But China’s “cradle-to-grave system of socialized medicine” is cracking under the weight of 1 billion+ people. China has just 1 general practitioner for every 6,666 people…

China is aiming to keep tabs on its 1.4 million citizens with 200 million CCTV cameras, evaluating even the smallest actions to hand down “social credit” scores. High scores mean better jobs, education and healthcare; low scores can block citizens from travel and obtaining…

China is censoring discussion of African swine fever, closing social media accounts and withholding information following an outbreak among pigs.   Police detained a woman in Shandong for "rumor-mongering" after she warned friends not to eat pork or chicken—even though she…

For more than a year, China has withheld samples of the H7N9 avian flu virus from the US, despite a WHO agreement to exchange specimens, the The New York Times reports.

Vaccines’ disease-fighting super powers are clear. However, a successful rollout is not guaranteed. A lack of planning and political will can allow misinformation and scandals to destroy public confidence.

Chinese authorities are revving up censorship amid public outcry over news that an unconfirmed number of children received faulty vaccines.   Yesterday, Chinese officials detained 15 people involved in the case, including Gao Junfang, chair of Changsheng Bio-technology Co…

E-cigarette and vape companies are exploring new ways to build their reputation as cigarette alternatives.

The rise of effective medications saw global malaria deaths drop an estimated 60% from 2000-2015—but markets flooded with fake chloroquine and artemisinin are slowing progress against the disease in the hardest-hit African countries, write the University of Canberra’s…