The Ebola outbreak unfolding in a Democratic Republic of Congo conflict zone does not amount to a Public Health Emergency of International Concern, the WHO concluded yesterday.  

Top CDC Ebola experts were pulled from the DRC’s outbreak zone amid security concerns several weeks ago, raising questions about the overall outbreak response. While the early deployment of an experimental vaccine showed promise in containing the outbreak quickly, ongoing…

Before it went on to take 50 million lives worldwide, Boston’s 1918 flu outbreak started with military personnel returning home to overcrowded barracks from the Great War. The city health commissioner William Creighton Woodward had seen flu outbreaks before, but not like…

HIV prevalence in Nigeria is about 4%. But among gay men and MSM this figure is more like 30% with untold numbers of men—and the women they marry to avoid suspicion—unaware of their status.   Stigma means that many will not seek health services, while a lack of training for…

Economic collapse has pushed over a million Venezuelans across the border to Colombia in the past 18 months, marking “the biggest exodus of people in modern Latin American history,” Thomson Reuters Foundation reports. After arriving in Colombia, Venezuelan HIV/AIDS patients…

NEW YORK—The UN General Assembly’s first ever High-level Meeting on Tuberculosis this past Wednesday culminated in a slew of commitments to end the disease that kills more people than any other infectious disease—1.6 million in 2017, by the WHO’s count.

An HIV vaccine remains a reach goal, but ending transmission in the US in the next 3-7 years is not, argues CDC director Robert Redfield. “We have the science to solve the AIDS epidemic,” Redfield says. “Let’s put it into action.”  

Emotional testimony from witnesses marked the beginning of a public inquiry yesterday into a contaminated blood scandal in the UK.   Before screening of blood products became common in the early 1990s, about 5,000 people with hemophilia and other bleeding disorders were…

Machete-wielding rebels clashed with troops in Beni, a Democratic Republic of Congo town fighting an Ebola outbreak, over the weekend. The fighting killed 18 and forced authorities to temporarily suspend public health operations against Ebola over the weekend, Deutsche…

WHO is urging countries to “urgently accelerate their response” to the global scourge of TB if the disease is to be eradicated by 2030, according to a new report that found some 40% of people with TB go undiagnosed.