Here are the top five posts on Outbreak News Today for the week Oct. 27 through Nov. 2: 5. Costa Rica reports rare human rabies case Costa Rica reported their first human rabies case since 2014 in a...

In a thoroughly uninformed statement during an interview on a Fox News program hosted by business reporter Charles Payne, a former ICE agent named David Ward in discussing the Central American migrant...

The director of the Research Institute for the Study of Leprosy, Viktor Duyko (computer translated) reports seven Astrakhan patients being treated for leprosy. “Seven new cases have been identified...

The bacteria that causes leprosy, a chronic disease that can lead to disfigurement and nerve damage, is known to be transmitted to humans from nine-banded armadillos. A new study in PLOS Neglected Tropical...

A publication in Nature Partner Journals (npj) Vaccines indicates that post-exposure prophylaxis with LepVax, IDRI’s leprosy vaccine candidate, not only appears safe but, unlike BCG (a tuberculosis...

The second most populous country in the world, accounting for nearly one-fifth of the global population, India, is also home to the world’s largest absolute burden of at least 11 major neglected tropical...

New research led by scientists from The École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne isolated, sequenced and analyzed the genomes of 154 strains of M. leprae from around the world. The study, published...

My guest on today’s podcast says that while there were many successes in human development in 2017, arguably, the most significant achievements of the last 12 months were in global health. Public...

World Leprosy Day is observed on the last Sunday of January every year and 18 years after being declared “eliminated as a public health problem”1, The World Health Organization (WHO) says national...

After reporting 29 and 18 leprosy cases, in 2015 and 2016, respectively, Florida health officials reported 16 confirmed leprosy, or Hansen’s disease cases in 2017. Eight counties reported cases...