Mosquito sterilization offers new opportunity to control chikungunya, dengue, and Zika

A technique that sterilizes male mosquitoes using radiation will soon be tested as part of global health efforts to control diseases such as chikungunya, dengue, and Zika. The Sterile Insect Technique (SIT) is a form of insect birth control.  The process Read More …

Measles epidemic in Europe hits record high, World Health Organisation warns

The measles epidemic sweeping Europe has reached an eight-year high, with more than 41,000 cases reported in the first six months of the year, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has warned. This far-exceeds the end of year totals from every other year this decade Read More …

Is the World Ready to Respond to Another Large-Scale Ebola Outbreak?

On July 2, the World Health Organization announced the end of the latest Ebola outbreak, which took place in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s northern province of Bas-Uele. All told, four people died during the two-month outbreak, while four people Read More …