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…

2019 has broken dengue outbreak records—the Philippines, Cambodia and Bangladesh are facing shortages of testing kits and hospital beds.   To get ahead of hard-to-predict dengue outbreaks, researchers at Bangkok’s Mahidol-Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Unit are deploying…

Malaria has claimed more than 1,800 lives in Burundi so far this year—roughly the same toll as the yearlong Ebola outbreak in the DRC that has captured global attention.   Cases of malaria have nearly doubled in Burundi this year to 5.7 million, according to a recent UN…

Technology designed to intercept online extremism is being deployed to tackle vaccine misinformation, The Guardian reports.

The Zika virus has fallen off the global radar since Brazil's 2016 outbreak triggered anxiety about the birth defects brought on by Zika-related microcephaly.  

Key donors are kick-starting a “total reset” for Ebola response efforts in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Devex reports.   The change in tack from the US, the UK, the EU and the World Bank comes amid a need to take the reins from the WHO’s faltering leadership,…

Funds are running low for the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s Ebola response, threatening operations at a critical moment, The Economist reports.   Donors have supplied just half of the $98 million in projected costs for the first half of this year, forcing the WHO to…

An outbreak of suspected viral encephalitis has killed 90+ children in India’s Bihar state, BBC reports, though some deaths have also been blamed on hypoglycemia.

Progress reports on the Democratic Republic of the Congo's Ebola outbreak clashed this week, Helen Branswell reports in STAT. Yesterday, the WHO said cases are down and Ebola’s geographic footprint is shrinking. Tuesday, CDC chief Robert Redfield suggested…