With 1.5 million deaths in 2014, TB now ranks alongside HIV/AIDS, which worldwide claimed 1.2 million lives last year, as a leading cause of death from infectious diseases, according to WHO’s 2015 Global Tuberculosis Report.

Scientists may have found an explanation for the surge in reported cases of Rocky Mountain spotted fever (RMSF) across America: false positives, according to a recent study in the American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.

Overwhelming stigma, malnutrition and a lack of access to education are just a few of the damaging effects now escalating for an estimated 25,000 West African children who lost parents to Ebola.

Preliminary results from a trial in Burkina Faso show approximately 16 percent reduction in childhood malaria episodes caused predominantly by Plasmodium falciparum in 4 villages where, for several months, the majority of people has been receiving a single dose of the anti-…

Land use and reforestation efforts need to be part of the community-driven policy mix to battle malaria in sub-Saharan Africa where the disease remains a scourge and may even be rising.

Socio-economic and cultural factors may be skewing the numbers of women in India diagnosed with TB and seeking treatment. Door-to-door surveys, screening for symptoms, referrals, free check-ups and treatment are helping to locate more female patients. Despite diagnosis,…

The debate over treating drug users as suffering patients or hardened criminals is shifting among UN agencies and nations—in part because of HIV/AIDS.

“Smallpox,” the premiere episode of the multimedia series Microbe Hunters, is now available online. Developed by Johns Hopkins Center for Clinical Global Health Education and Baltimore-based digital marketing company 15Four, this short film chronicles the eradication of…

Ever since medical school in the early 1980s, Chris Plowe has been “hooked on malaria”—and his colleagues are grateful, according to this Lancet profile.

Cholera has found a home in war-torn Syria, taking advantage of the crippled medical infrastructure, lack of clean water and displaced people on the move. The news of a young boy’s death from cholera last week follows 1,200 cases in Iraq recently, including 6 deaths.…