Concerns over North Korea’s nuclear capabilities have obscured a potentially much bigger threat: Pyongyang’s active pursuit of biological weapons. Germ production is lower-profile and less expensive than traditional weapons, and easily disguised in everyday products. One…

The interests of pregnant women must be addressed in the fight against Lassa fever, urge a trio of bioethicists.  

Security problems plaguing the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s Ebola response have been well documented, but Miriam Shuchman details some of the less-covered logistical challenges undermining the fight.   Linking cases to a known chain of transmission has proved to be a…

A vaccine against fatal pregnancy malaria passed a phase 1 human-testing trial, according to promising results from Danish researchers.  

Around a decade ago an antibiotic-resistant infection began spreading in Brooklyn’s Orthodox Jewish community. NYU School of Medicine researchers learned that in Orthodox-associated zip codes, kids’ risk of antibiotic-resistant CA-MRSA—community-acquired methicillin-…

While news that opposition leader Felix Tshisekedi won the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s presidential election sinks in, the public health world wonders what it might mean for the Ebola fight. Election fraud allegations from a rival could fuel more of the destabilizing…

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…