Ebola has re-emerged in a DRC conflict zone home to 1 million displaced people, just a week after an outbreak in the west of the country was declared over. The 2 outbreaks are not thought to be related.

On Saturday, World Hepatitis Day highlighted the need for prevention, testing and treatment, and ushered in updated WHO guidelines for care and treatment of hepatitis C, the Lancet reported.

Without Oriol Mitjà, the bid to eradicate yaws likely would have faded. Nonfatal, but disfiguring, yaws often starts with a single ulcer that can spread to more lesions, and infect joints and bones. Targeted for eradication some 60 years ago, problems with the treatment—…

Of the ~200 countries that pledged in 2015 to address the sweeping overuse of antibiotics, only about half have developed national action plans, Reuters reported.  

Rift Valley fever’s simmering attack on East Africa may be getting worse as Uganda’s health ministry has reported cases in 2 districts.   Rwanda has reported cases in animals and suspected human cases as well, according to a WHO report released yesterday. These follow a…

What is the global burden of tuberculosis? It depends who’s counting.

A polio outbreak has been confirmed in Papua New Guinea—declared polio-free 18 years ago—after a case surfaced in a 6-year-old boy. The same virus was also isolated from stool specimens of 2 healthy children from the same community “representing an outbreak,” according to…

A coalition of public health groups has set a deadline of 2030 to do away with dog-mediated rabies, which accounts for 99% of cases of the dreaded disease. While rabies is preventable, it is endemic in over 150 countries and kills 59,000 people each year. 

Gaming disorder is expected to be added to the WHO’s International Classification of Diseases next year, as worries mount about the addictive quality of the pastime embraced by some 2.6 billion people worldwide.

Disease data reporting has come a long way since 16th century London’s weekly Bills of Mortality. Now we have the WHO’s International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems, providing a common vocabulary to record and report causes of disease and…