SARS and other deadly diseases have lasting social and emotional impacts. In Hong Kong—the locus of a 2003 outbreak—cautionary behaviors like wearing face masks and traumas experienced by medical professionals persist beyond the epidemic’s span.  

An HIV-positive American and his physician partner have been accused of exposing the personal details of 14,200 HIV-positive people in Singapore, The Washington Post reports.

Severe droughts could drive new HIV infections in Africa, research in Lesotho illustrates.   Teen girls in climate-shocked areas were more likely to drop out of school, become sexually active earlier and contract HIV, according to research ed by Andrea Low, an assistant…

Washington state has declared a public health emergency, as it fights measles outbreaks in 2 counties where vaccine coverage slipped. Now the AP is reporting several cases in the Atlanta area, too.  

An HIV-positive American leaked the personal data of 14,200 HIV-positive people in Singapore—including names, ID numbers, phone numbers and addresses—after being deported from the city-state.

Over the weekend, 15 new Ebola cases in the Democratic Republic of the Congo brought the total case count to 736. Amid a spate of new cases across multiple locations, neighboring South Sudan began vaccinating first responders and health workers yesterday.   The latest…

Scientists puzzling over how Ebola Zaire, the cause of West Africa's deadly outbreak, made it to region have found an important clue in a greater long-fingered bat likely infected with the strain, Science reported.

Over 24 million people in Yemen now require humanitarian assistance, amid a crisis that the UN has called “catastrophic”—and virtually zero funds are allocated for treating HIV and AIDS.   The conditions already carry a heavy stigma in the country, with most HIV-positive…

Ebola could be taking aim at Goma, home to 1 million—a nightmare scenario health officials are scrambling to prevent in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.  

George Washington School of Medicine researchers have successfully used CRISPR/Cas9 in animal models to reduce harm caused by the parasites behind schistosomiasis and liver fluke infections. The worms, which enter the body by burrowing into the skin (schistosomiasis) or via…