Despite the life-changing potential of antiretroviral treatment, South Africa has an ART uptake problem among its youth—a huge issue for a country that bears 21% of the world’s HIV burden.  Just 44% of 15-19-year-olds who seek HIV care end up taking ART. So…

Limited human-to-human transmission of the Wuhan coronavirus may have occurred within families, and WHO is now preparing for the possibility of a wider outbreak, Reuters reports

This season’s flu vaccine isn't a good match for the severe strain hitting children across the US, the CDC reported.   For the first time in nearly 3 decades, influenza B—which hits kids harder than the elderly—is the dominant strain as opposed to influenza A. 21 of the 32…

After one death was linked last week to the novel coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan, China, cases still appear to be connected to the seafood market where it was first discovered, Reuters reports.  

Editors’ Note: This week we will highlight 5 takes on what is needed to end HIV in the US by 2030, from the Fall 2019 issue of Hopkins Bloomberg Public Health magazine. Read the complete series here.

China’s mysterious pneumonia outbreak was triggered by a new coronavirus—the virus family behind a wide range of illnesses from the common cold to SARS, Chinese scientists announced yesterday amid an ongoing investigation,AP reports.   The 2002-2003 SARS outbreak that began…

Editors’ Note: This week we will highlight 5 takes on what is needed to end HIV in the US by 2030, from the Fall 2019 issue of Hopkins Bloomberg Public Health magazine.

The DRC’s measles outbreak death toll has passed 6,000, spurring the WHO to call on countries to step up assistance.   It is the world’s worst measles epidemic, with more 310,000 suspected cases reported since early 2019. Complicating the response: The country's…

Editors’ Note: This week we will highlight 5 takes on ending HIV in the US by 2030, from the Fall 2019 issue of Hopkins Bloomberg Public Health magazine. Read the complete set here.

When conflicts arise between Ebola responders and the communities they’re trying to protect, Julienne Anoko, an anthropologist from Cameroon, is summoned.    In the DRC, that includes mourning with grieving mothers, arm-wrestling to bond with teenagers—even crawling into…