“God, why? Why my baby?” Nuu Lameko’s baby girl, Lemina, lit up the world with her smile. Then the 10-month-old was one of 5,400 people in Samoa infected with measles. And 1 of 77 who died. The island nation of 200,000 was unprepared for the 300% increase in measles…

Global cholera cases plummeted 60% in 2018, according to the WHO’s latest numbers.   The progress is a credit to great strides in endemic countries like Zambia, Bangladesh, and Somalia. Many countries developed national action plans under aglobal roadmap designed in 2017 to…

Nigeria is battling a spike in yellow fever, with 2019 cases triple last year’s numbers, according to a WHO update.   So far this year, nearly 4,200 suspected cases have been recorded across the country’s 36 states. The country has been battling outbreaks of the disease…

One common argument some parents make for declining vaccines for their children is that vaccines are not necessary—that their children are unlikely to get sick even if they are not vaccinated. Perversely, this argument relies in part on parents’ confidence that many other…

Malaysia launched a vaccination campaign on Borneo Island after confirming a case of polio in a 3-month-old boy Friday—the country’s first case since 1992,AFP reports.  

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.  

A universal flu vaccine just became a bit more possible.  That’s big news as concern grows over when—not if—the next global pandemic will hit, and what strain it will be.   Researchers discovered a powerful antibody in a patient sample that proved effective against decades…

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

The world let down its guard on typhoid, and now untreatable strains threaten to cause a major global health emergency, Oxford Martin School researchers warn in a supplement on typhoid in Clinical Infectious Diseases.