The rains subsided today, but rescue workers are still at work in Kerala, India, following the area’s worst flooding in nearly a century.  

Water management problems are behind an increase in cases of Legionnaires’ disease in the US, the CDC reported. Citing a growth in cases by nearly 4 times from 2000–2014, the CDC urged building owners and managers to adopt newly published standards to reduce the risk of the…

Post-earthquake Nepal is a test of lessons learned from Haiti—beyond simply improving access to clean water and sanitation—about averting cholera outbreaks. The authors of this Viewpoints article suggest that a diverse and nimble toolkit (involving education, hygiene,…

Haunted by Haiti’s cholera outbreak, health officials worry that conditions are ripe for an outbreak of water-borne diseases in Nepal following Saturday’s earthquake. While the WHO has not seen any cholera cases yet, people are living in crowded tent camps with poor water…