As mosquitoes become increasingly resistant to existing control methods, “mosquito birth control” could be the future for controlling their numbers—and the deadly diseases they spread.

After decades of advancement in the fight against malaria, infection rates are sneaking back up again, according to the WHO’s most recent estimates.  

Hundreds of refugees have entered Uganda from the Democratic of the Republic of the Congo after its contentious election Sunday. The influx fuels concerns that Ebola could spread; some people attempting to cross the border resisted Ebola screening efforts by Ugandan health…

Protests surrounding the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s Sunday presidential election turned violent, further damaging Ebola response efforts. Protesters set on fire the Rwangoma Health Center, the Malepe Health Station and the Ngongolyo Health Center and destroyed many…

The Democratic Republic of the Congo’s Ebola case count continues to rise, but the WHO cited a promising development yesterday: Activity is declining in the hotspot of Beni.   The Numbers, according to the latest health ministry update:

China’s CRISPR baby controversy exposed the country’s ongoing failure to counter pervasive discrimination and lack of understanding about the disease, Kathleen McLaughlin writes.   She explores questions raised by the controversy—such as why did researcher He Jiankui chose…

The rare, polio-like illness acute flaccid myelitis spike in the US has peaked, but the quest to understand the disease continues. Cases surged in 2014, then in 2016, and again in 2018, with 158 cases confirmed so far. This year, parents and the medical community are more…

Why do patients drop out of HIV treatment services in Zambia? Using their own words, and those of health workers, aidsmap lays out 10 reasons, as revealed by the Centre for Infectious Disease Research in Zambia. The investigation, published in BMJ Global Health, found that…

Ebola cases in the DRC have reached 500 cases and 289 deaths, CIDRAP reported. The last time Ebola cases topped 500, it “didn’t turn out so well,” Helen Branswell noted in a Twitter thread.

Canada’s Inuit have devised a plan to eliminate “staggeringly high rates” of TB in 4 regions spanning the Canadian Arctic. The Inuit Tuberculosis Elimination Framework represents some 65,000 Inuit, and also calls for the reported rate of active TB to be slashed 50% by 2025…