Shooting down the argument that illegal immigration fuels the spread of disease, Amesh Adalja called a Walter Williams column “a very obviously veiled attempt to use the prestige of science and medicine coupled with the real issue of health security in order to bolster a…

DRC’s Ebola outbreak has expanded, killing a patient in the 1-million person trade hub of Butembo. Cases are also mounting in Beni, that patient’s hometown, where violent attacks against medical staff and care facilities have raised further concern, CIDRAP reports.

When he was training to be a doctor, Anoop Kumar’s medical textbooks did not mention anything about Nipah—but when a man walked into Kerala’s Baby Memorial Hospital last May with mysterious symptoms, his team soon realized they were dealing with something unusual.  

Ebola deaths climbed to 33 in the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s North Kivu outbreak, including 2 healthcare workers, WHO confirmed over the weekend. An additional 33 suspected cases have also been reported.  

In defiance of public health efforts to stamp out polio in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, it keeps spreading—paralyzing 29 children, and reaching Uganda’s border.    DRC’s outbreak is derived from the oral polio vaccine, not the wild virus. High-risk districts…

The public’s growing distrust in science, boosted by the spread of “fake news,” threatens to drown out the experts on vital public health tools like vaccines, write Heidi Larson and Peter Piot.Citing examples of pushback against science that helped fuel health crises…