Reports of new Ebola cases in the Democratic Republic of the Congo keep climbing, but the focus isn’t just on treating the sick—it’s also on transforming the treatment.  

Despite passage of the Clean Air Act 1956, London remains the “tuberculosis capital of Europe.” Author Francis Wilson traces TB’s indomitable evolution from the largely romanticized “‘disease of storytellers" consumed by a flame inside the body to modern outbreaks whose…

From an unlikely research hub in Idaho’s Rocky Mountains, some 600 groundhogs are being deployed to test a bevy of drugs designed to offer a permanent cure for hepatitis B—which requires a lifetime of daily drugs to treat. As natural hosts of an HBV cousin, the rodents are…

A sickle-cell drug common to wealthy countries has been deemed safe to use in Africa, home to 75% of babies born with the condition each year. Hydroxyurea is cheap, effective and easily administered against the painful and potentially deadly condition.

Approaching the 30th World AIDS Day this Saturday, a new WHO European Region and ECDC report reveals alarmingly high numbers of new HIV infections. In 2017, 160,000 people in the WHO’s European Region were newly diagnosed. The eastern part of the region saw an all-time high…

Much of Europe has the capacity to vaccinate measles away. So why is Romania experiencing the EU’s worst outbreak of the virus? On top of patchy supplies and difficulty accessing communities like the Roma, an anti-vax movement has contributed to a drop in immunization rates…

Today, the WHO launches a new, country-led initiative designed to tackle stagnant progress against malaria and re-focus efforts “where it counts most – at local level,” says WHO chief Tedros.   For the second year running the WHO saw a plateau in progress against malaria,…

Steven Lindsay has found a new target for dogs’ legendary sense of smell: the malaria parasite.

Scientists believe the STD mycoplasma genitalium—Mgen—infects 1-3% of the population. However, it often doesn’t cause symptoms or is easily confused with better-known conditions. That’s a big problem because Mgen may be linked to pelvic inflammatory disease—another…

As violence continues to hamper response efforts, CDC chief Robert Redfield warned that the DRC’s Ebola outbreak may not be containable. If response teams are unable to trace contacts and halt transmission chains, Ebola may become entrenched. Most Ebola outbreaks have been…