THE OUTBREAK

From The New York Times, Friday, October 31st, 2014: For six years, Mayra Martinez had been going to the same beautician in Queens, and considered her a friend. On Saturday, while...

There are conflicting reports over the fate of 17 suspected Ebola patients who vanished after a quarantine centre in the Liberian capital was looted. An angry mob attacked the centre in...

Education helps fight the virus and overcome panic. Friday, August 08, 2014 • Ebun James-DeKam Let me preface my comments by saying responding efficiently and effectively to an Ebola outbreak would...

31 JULY 2014 ¦ GENEVA/CONAKRY – The Director-General of WHO and presidents of west African nations impacted by the Ebola virus disease outbreak will meet Friday in Guinea to launch a...

(Reuters) – China has sealed off parts of its northwestern city of Yumen after a resident died of bubonic plague last week, state media reported on Tuesday. A 38-year-old victim was...

The multiple “paradoxes” in the epidemiology of MERS-CoV suggest that bioterrorism may be a factor, Australian epidemiologist Raina MacIntyre, MB BS, PhD, argues in an article today in Environment Systems and...

EDMONTON — Alberta health officials have declared a measles outbreak in three regions of the province after several straight weeks of new cases. The zones affected by the designation are Edmonton,...

LONDON – The spread of a puzzling respiratory virus in the Middle East and beyond is not a global health emergency despite a recent spike in cases, the World Health Organization...

A measles outbreak in Ohio has reached 73 cases—the largest state outbreak since 1996—and has helped spur US cases to some of their highest levels in recent years, according to data...

Saudi Arabia announced the removal of its health minister today as its count of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) cases surged by 17, following 20 new cases over the weekend,...