Experts from the National Emerging Special Pathogens Training and Education Center (NETEC) advise that rumors circulating on social media of an Ebola outbreak at the Burning Man Music Festival in Black...

By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews Chinese media are reporting that The Chinese Embassy in Kazakhstan on Thursday warned Chinese citizens living in the country of a local pneumonia of unknown cause,...

By NewsDesk  @bactiman63 In a follow-up on the Uganda Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) situation, the Health Ministry is now battling rumors and fake news of EVD cases in other areas of the country. In a notice...

By NewsDesk  @bactiman63 Rumors and false stories of monkeypox in Malaysia prompted the Director General of Health Malaysia, Datuk Dr. Noor Hisham Bin Abdullah to release a statement about the fake news. The...

Ukraine health officials reported an additional 3,279 measles during the fourth week of the year (1,350 adults and 1,299 children), bringing the total to 11,757 people from December 28, 2018 to January...

Crazy things in the media this week, and it’s not politics–that’s one of the major things I look at on the show today–anti-vaxx article being pulled and the massive Twitter backlash,...

Quite a number of news organizations reported recently of a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) warning about not dressing your chickens in Halloween costumes (HERE, HERE and HERE for example);...

Research at Brighton and Sussex Medical School (BSMS) has found that information available online can provide unreliable information based on old, ‘weak’ scientific studies. The study ‘Fake...

Two articles have been published in recent days on the website, America’s Last Line of Defense, which made claims that Christian actor and filmmaker, Kirk Cameron had leprosy, prompting questions...