Pakistani authorities have fervently denied allegations that they are covering up an outbreak of the most dangerous strain of polio, Newsweek Pakistan reports.

Thousands of HIV-positive Venezuelans have been forced to leave the country, after facing discrimination and zero treatment options, according to UNAIDS. Patients once received free ARV treatment under Venezuela’s National AIDS Program. In 2017, the country essentially ran…

When a teenager was diagnosed with measles at a health clinic in Rockland County, NY, last October, the clock started ticking. What was at stake wasn’t just the public’s health—America’s WHO-certified measles-free status could be revoked if the outbreak wasn’t contained…

Jean-Jacques Muyembe could have stayed in Europe after earning his PhD.   Instead, the epidemiologist returned to DRC in 1976, where he discovered the new, fast-killing disease later named Ebola.   The rest is history—much of it contorted to fit a colonial mold, writing out…

Ebola survivors, believed immune to reinfection, have played a welcome and vital role caring for Ebola patients in DRC.     But a survivor’s death in July raised “a big red flag,” the WHO’s Janet Diaz says—forcing the WHO and DRC to reconsider the practice, Reuters reports…

Understanding how deadly zoonotic viruses like AIDS or Zika jump from animals to humans can prevent future outbreaks.   Through painstaking surveillance helped by a $10 million DARPA grant, researchers pinpointed “spillovers” of Nipah virus from bats to humans in Bangladesh…

Even as a high price was announced yesterday for a new treatment for drug-resistant tuberculosis, a partly effective vaccine has raised hopes for stemming TB—the world’s most lethal infectious disease.  GSK’s new vaccine (called M72/AS01E) was found to be 50% effective in…

The federal government has shut down USAID’s Predict surveillance program that sought out threatening animal viruses that could leap to human populations. In its 10 years of existence, Predict cost $207 million and collected 140,000 samples from animals and discovered more…

The sudden spike of HIV cases among the children of Ratodero, Pakistan that began this spring is getting worse. Nearly 500 children were confirmed to be infected with HIV in April, as reported by NPR at the time.