Progress against HIV has hit a sticking point among homeless people in the US who inject drugs, according to a new CDC study that uncovered a cluster of related cases in rural Washington state.   The 14 related HIV cases represent a wider trend King County trend of HIV…

Friday, Cameroonian epidemiologist Richard Valery Mouzoko Kiboung was killed in an attack on Butembo University Hospital in the Democratic Republic of the Congo that also injured 2 others, the WHO reports.  

Changes to how Mexico funds HIV care—including the centralization of drug distribution—threaten to disrupt essential treatment for thousands.   The government says it’s about rooting out corruption.   But going without meds for even for a few weeks puts HIV+ people at…

Nearly half of Africa’s population remains at risk of infection by parasites such as intestinal worms—yet deworming treatments are “mind-blowingly inexpensive and easy to treat,” The END Fund says.  

Since well before the latest Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, North Kivu has been at war. What funds the fighting? An abundance of coltan. The “conflict mineral” ubiquitous inside laptops and cell phones may now be more valuable than the DRC's gold.…

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,…