There were signs of hope for peace in Yemen in the new year.   But while bombs may have stopped, the country is still haunted by disease and displacement, writes Susan Schulman in a powerful account in the Telegraph of returnees amid one of the world’s worst humanitarian…

The central Chinese city of Wuhan is investigating an outbreak of a “viral pneumonia of unknown origin,” according to the South China Morning Post.  

Getting the language right in the multilingual DRC may help end the current Ebola outbreak.  Common terms in a response setting have different meaning to community members: “Suspected case” may be interpreted as “someone who is a bad person with little worth.” …

Officials in Samoa have directed unvaccinated people to hang red flags outside their homes to help door-to-door vaccinators deployed to fight the country’s measles outbreak.

Samoa’s measles outbreak has now killed 55 people—most of them children under 4—and infected over 3,800, RNZ reports.  

Pakistani authorities have fervently denied allegations that they are covering up an outbreak of the most dangerous strain of polio, Newsweek Pakistan reports.

Forget cheesesteak. The APHA crowd heading to Philadelphia this Saturday is craving Michael Yudell’s yellow fever tour.  

Rap. Rap. Rap. On the rare occasions when Mike Ryan’s office door is closed, colleagues start knocking. A plethora of infectious disease outbreaks and crises demand constant attention from the executive director of WHO’s Health Emergencies Program, according to this…

Once-rare measles outbreaks are returning to many African countries, where low vaccination coverage leaves many vulnerable.   About 44% of the world’s 2019 cases, as of September, were recorded in Africa—including a major outbreak in Madagascar with more than 150,000 cases…