The WHO's new coronavirus response plan calls for $675 million to support response activities over the next 3 months, CIDRAP reports.  

2 people in China have now died from the new coronavirus that has sickened dozens in Wuhan as well as 2 in Thailand and 1 in Japan, AP reports.   The latest death was a 69-year-old man with myriad medical conditions including organ impairment and abnormal renal function—but…

Protests surrounding the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s Sunday presidential election turned violent, further damaging Ebola response efforts. Protesters set on fire the Rwangoma Health Center, the Malepe Health Station and the Ngongolyo Health Center and destroyed many…

Ebola cases in the DRC have reached 500 cases and 289 deaths, CIDRAP reported. The last time Ebola cases topped 500, it “didn’t turn out so well,” Helen Branswell noted in a Twitter thread.

Reports of new Ebola cases in the Democratic Republic of the Congo keep climbing, but the focus isn’t just on treating the sick—it’s also on transforming the treatment.  

The US Department of State named University of Minnesota's Michael Osterholm one of 5 US science envoys this week. The epidemiologist said he’ll focus on antibiotic resistance and stewardship—especially in low-resource countries. And he isn’t hung up on the politics. "This…

Infectious disease deaths are down overall in America, but University of Washington researchers have identified holes and shifts in that progress. New research in JAMA tracks county-level infectious disease deaths from 1980-2014. Mortality rates fell 18.7%, to 34.10 per…

A report published this week on emerging infectious disease threats “would be a home run” if it didn’t conflate pandemic and epidemic preparedness, writes CIDRAP Director Michael T. Osterholm.   Missing that important distinction, PATH’s Healthier World, Safer America…