No one—or, no sane one—disputes the value of vaccines, but how to have them developed and ready to stop unexpected outbreaks like Ebola? The Wellcome Trust, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the World Economic Forum and the government of Norway offer a solution.…

Nigeria’s response to a Lassa fever outbreak that has killed more than 100 since last August exposes some fault lines in the country’s public health system.

At an emergency National Council on Health (NCH) meeting in Abuja, Nigeria yesterday, Minister of Health Isaac Adewole blasted states for concealing suspected cases of Lassa fever and failing to take the threat seriously.

The Lassa fever death of a man in New Jersey exposed weaknesses in the public health surveillance meant to catch Ebola cases. The man was undergoing routine monitoring for Ebola after returning from Liberia 2 weeks ago, according to the CDC. But when he developed a fever,…