New data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) show tickborne diseases are again on the rise. In 2017, state and local health departments reported a record number of cases of tickborne...

Trachoma is the leading infectious cause of blindness worldwide. This bacterial neglected tropical disease is targeted to be eliminated as a public health problem in 2020. My guest today says in a post...

The New Jersey Department of Health is warning residents that 5 additional cases of measles — a highly contagious disease — have been confirmed in Ocean County.  This brings the total to 11 confirmed...

In an update on the measles outbreak in Rockland County, New York, health officials are now reporting 68 confirmed cases as of Tuesday. These cases are presently clustered in eastern Ramapo (New Square,...

Scientists at The Wistar Institute and collaborators have successfully engineered novel DNA-encoded monoclonal antibodies (DMAbs) targeting Zaire Ebolavirus that were effective in preclinical models. Study...

The global disease burden of meningitis remains unacceptably high, and progress lags substantially behind that of other vaccine-preventable diseases, warns a new analysis published in The Lancet Neurology.  The...

England health officials issued a travel warning this week after a UK resident died after becoming infected with rabies following a cat bite during a visit to Morocco. Dr Mary Ramsay, Head of Immunizations...

The number of rubella cases reported in Japan this year continues to rise as officials report an additional 154 cases in the week up to November 4th. According to the National Institute of Infectious...

Hepatitis C drugs cure more than 90 percent of patients, but can cost more than $50,000 per patient. Findings from a new study could lead to significant cost savings. Preliminary data from the study, co-led...

In a follow-up on the chikungunya situation in Thailand, health officials report 538 people had been diagnosed with the virus in the southern provinces for the first 10 months of the year. The bulk of...