Don’t buy the conspiracy theory that the US military developed ticks as biological weapons, says Sam Telford of Tufts University’s Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine.

In September 2017, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control faced an outbreak of monkeypox—a disease unseen in our country for nearly 40 years. The skin rashes, swollen lymph nodes and other symptoms of this “cousin to smallpox” caused great concern in communities. Misleading…

The global AIDS fight is seeing patchy progress, according to a new UNAIDS report calling for more robust leadership as the effort faces a $1 billion funding gap.  

Authorities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo are appealing for calm after the death of the first recorded Ebola patient in the key transit city of Goma, France24 reports.  

Ebola has reached Goma, a city of 2 million people, marking a dreaded milestone in the Democratic Republic of the Congo's outbreak, AP reports.

By Inon Schenker & Emma Brofsky “Poop” is not something we like to talk about publicly much less smell or see.

The wild poliovirus continues to grip on Afghanistan and Pakistan, while vaccine-derived polio still stalks Africa—dashing hopes for eradication in 2019.   Sobering up to the failure, the global response effort is now debating how to shake the impasse and counter hostile…

Australia has some of the world’s lowest HIV prevalence rates. What’s the secret? Affordable access to PrEP, universal health care and a robust response stretching back to the 1980s, reports Livia Albeck-Ripka.    1987 saw more than 2,400 diagnoses in Australia; in 2018…

Just 2 people are confirmed to have died from tick-borne Bourbon virus—but the mysterious illness has researchers doubling down to learn if the virus, and others like it, are spreading between humans under the radar.   Researchers found the Bourbon virus in the Lone Star…

The Ebola virus currently in the Democratic Republic of the Congo is notoriously elusive—especially for scientists wanting to study it. Samples from the DRC’s last 4 outbreaks have not been shared internationally.