Measles cases are up a staggering 300% worldwide compared with the first 3 months of 2018, according to provisional WHO data. Cases have been trending upwards for the past 2 years, with young children most affected.

For the second time, a WHO panel last Friday passed on declaring the worsening Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo a Public Health Emergency of International Concern, Science reports.

Rohingya parents who had never heard of chickenpox are getting a crash course, with ~65,000 cases cropping up in the last few months in the Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh refugee camps. Mohammad Ahsanul Kabir, a physician there, says the Rohingya evidently had little exposure to…

As the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo reached a record-setting 18 cases in a single day, the WHO is reconsidering whether to declare a Public Health Emergency of International Concern, CIDRAP reports.

"If Stephen King could write an infectious disease novel, he'd write it about prions," explained epidemiologist Michael Osterholm. Prions reside in everyone’s body, but when they take the wrong form they cause a chronic wasting disease in deer, moose and elk in the US,…

Why is the malaria vaccine so elusive? Because the immune response required to shield someone against the parasite must be sky high.   A novel effort to achieve a mass-produced vaccine involves a rather antique method: beheading. The mozzie massacre has a purpose: enabling…

South Africa is the epicenter of the world’s largest HIV epidemic. 20% of all people living with HIV are in the country, and 20% of the globe’s new infections occur there. Worse, nearly a third of all new infections are among adolescent girls ages 15-24.  

A quarter of people in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo don’t believe Ebola is real. That deep mistrust means people are 15X less likely to use Ebola clinics, AP reports.

In 2000, when Misaki Wayengera was a med student during an Ebola outbreak, the Ugandan pathologist—now at Makerere University’s College of Health Sciences—saw first-hand the need for fast Ebola diagnostics. Results were taking weeks to come back. There were rapid tests for…

Surgery might not immediately come to mind as a solution in the fight to end tuberculosis. Certainly, antibiotics are the standard treatment for this infectious disease that affects 10 million people worldwide.