Armed assailants hit another Médecins Sans Frontières Ebola treatment facility in the Democratic Republic of the Congo yesterday, setting it afire just days after MSF’s Katwa Ebola Treatment Center was torched, Reuters reported.  

Farming is the major source of income for young adults residing in sub-Saharan Africa. But for those living in the mycetoma belt, it’s also a curse—one that will continue to destroy lives until affected countries step up and prioritize mycetoma surveillance, management and…

Patients were forced to evacuate a Médecins Sans Frontières Ebola treatment center set ablaze Sunday in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, where the outbreak's death toll has reached 546, Reuters reported.  

Reversing a controversial policy, the Democratic Republic of the Congo will offer an experimental Ebola vaccine to pregnant and lactating women, and infants under 1 year old. The WHO has endorsed the change. Supporters of the exclusion highlighted the lack of data about the…

Even as HIV infections and new diagnoses are falling in the US, they are increasing among Latino gay and bisexual men under 30.   Black, gay and bisexual men have the highest risk of being infected with HIV, yet the second highest risk group—Latinos—are not benefitting from…

Measles infections are projected to double this year compared to 2018, hitting rich and poor countries alike, the WHO reported yesterday. The UN is calling on member states to close vaccination gaps as far-flung measles outbreaks spread. 

Some 12 years ago, surges in deadly H5N1 bird flu cases sparked a flurry of activity—experimental vaccines tested, antivirals stockpiled. Then it faded into obscurity; no one quite knows why. Certain things about influenza “don’t quite add up completely,” says Nancy Cox,…

On President Trump’s pledge to reduce the spread of HIV in the US, black women say that their communities ought to be a focus, NPR Shots reports.  

2 drug-resistant tuberculosis survivors who lost their hearing because of treatment are teaming up with Médecins Sans Frontières to challenge a patent extension on a safer drug in India.   The extension of Johnson & Johnson's monopoly on the WHO-recommended bedaquilin…

Measles is making its mark with several simultaneous outbreaks in disparate hotspots. Madagascar is experiencing its worst measles outbreak in decades, with over 50,000 cases since October 2018 and 300+ deaths—most of them children, CNN reports. There, most families want…