DRC’s Ebola outbreak has expanded, killing a patient in the 1-million person trade hub of Butembo. Cases are also mounting in Beni, that patient’s hometown, where violent attacks against medical staff and care facilities have raised further concern, CIDRAP reports.

African swine fever and the draconian measures necessary for containment are wiping out Central Europe’s domestic pig farms. Experts fear ASF’s creep to China and the UK could decimate over 50% of the world’s pigs, devastating markets and causing widespread food insecurity…

When he was training to be a doctor, Anoop Kumar’s medical textbooks did not mention anything about Nipah—but when a man walked into Kerala’s Baby Memorial Hospital last May with mysterious symptoms, his team soon realized they were dealing with something unusual.  

The unprecedented response to the AIDS epidemic is often viewed as the inaugural moment of the young field of global health. But “it is an error to assign a single disease as its point of origin,” writes Richard Horton—doing so obscures the power dynamics that underlie…

Devastating floods in India’s Kerala state killed some 500 people, and in their wake, contaminated waters have left thousands at risk of “rat fever,” or leptospirosis. The infectious disease brings on high fever, severe muscle and abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting. It is…

Malaria is endemic among under-5s in Zambia’s Serenje district, and treatment delays cost lives—but a pilot study providing lifesaving drugs and emergency transport has proven a remarkable success in reducing malaria's death toll. The MAMaZ Against Malaria pilot study…

Hoping to massively simplify TB treatment regimens, a new clinical trial is set to evaluate whether a new 4-drug regimen can treat up to 99% of existing tuberculosis (TB) cases, including those considered to be multidrug-resistant TB (MDR-TB). The SimpliciTB regimen…

Pregnant and lactating women should be included in DRC Ebola vaccine strategies, argue members of the Pregnancy Research Ethics for Vaccines, Epidemics and New Technologies (PREVENT) working group.

Measles has hit hard in Europe this year, and the WHO is urging European Region member countries to double down on immunizations to eliminate the disease. With 41,000 infected in just 6 months in 2018, the number of cases in the region has surpassed 12-month totals of every…

The WHO is calling for a halt to fighting in the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s northeast region to make room for Ebola response teams. The country’s latest outbreak has spread to a new province from the conflict-ridden North Kivu province—home to 1 million internally…