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…

Gonorrhea, chlamydia and syphilis dominate discourse around the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of sexually transmitted infections. They’re also clever adapters, spawning superbug fears over 4 rising infections.   Neisseria meningitidis—a gonorrhea mutation causing…

More than half of people living with HIV have unsuppressed viral loads, and about 9.4 million are likely unaware that they are HIV positive, a UNAIDS report released Friday revealed—showing that the epidemic is far from over.

Illegal mining and malaria have made themselves at home in El Callao, Venezuela’s booming gold capital.   Now, the country once hailed for a vigorous malaria elimination program is seeing an alarming increase in malaria cases among miners, who often sleep in the mines.…

In a new report, the Johns Hopkins Center for Humanitarian Health offers 20 top recommendations for getting ahead of future outbreaks in Yemen and similarly complex humanitarian settings.

Reports of new Ebola cases in the Democratic Republic of the Congo keep climbing, but the focus isn’t just on treating the sick—it’s also on transforming the treatment.  

Despite passage of the Clean Air Act 1956, London remains the “tuberculosis capital of Europe.” Author Francis Wilson traces TB’s indomitable evolution from the largely romanticized “‘disease of storytellers" consumed by a flame inside the body to modern outbreaks whose…

From an unlikely research hub in Idaho’s Rocky Mountains, some 600 groundhogs are being deployed to test a bevy of drugs designed to offer a permanent cure for hepatitis B—which requires a lifetime of daily drugs to treat. As natural hosts of an HBV cousin, the rodents are…

A sickle-cell drug common to wealthy countries has been deemed safe to use in Africa, home to 75% of babies born with the condition each year. Hydroxyurea is cheap, effective and easily administered against the painful and potentially deadly condition.

Approaching the 30th World AIDS Day this Saturday, a new WHO European Region and ECDC report reveals alarmingly high numbers of new HIV infections. In 2017, 160,000 people in the WHO’s European Region were newly diagnosed. The eastern part of the region saw an all-time high…