After a 300% surge in global cases, WHO and UNICEF directors say we’re facing a ‘measles crisis’

The moral of the story, kids, is get vaccinated.

New York county declares state of emergency over measles and bans unvaccinated kids from public areas

Unvaccinated children will be banned from entering public spaces for the next 30 days. And, honestly, I see no problem with this.

Norovirus spread in a Thanksgiving feast

Thanksgiving does not always go as planned especially if you get sick with the flu or gastroenteritis (sometimes called “stomach flu”) or food poisoning.

Norovirus outbreak strikes in Maine, but it’s likely under control

We’ll likely see more such outbreaks in the recent future, researchers warn.

Congo’s Ebola outbreak is likely over, official confirmation to come in 21 days

“The most challenging and complex outbreak the country has ever had to face” is now over.

Oysters, Olympics, Ocean liners and Outbreaks

Norovirus is a silent killer, being one of the most dangerous bugs out there.

The United States slides towards measles epidemics (again) because people don’t vaccinate

Non-medical exemptions and widespread misinformation are to blame.

New study shows how Zika might re-emerge and strike the United States

The US is certainly not safe from Zika.

World Health Organization confirms second Ebola case in new outbreak

The disease rears its ugly head again.

1962 vaccine breakthrough prevented 4.5 billion cases of polio, measles, rabies, hepatitis A, and many others

This man and his colleagues saved millions of lives. But you’ve probably never heard of him.

Zika articles made open-source to accelerate research

Nature, the Lancet and many other medical publishers and researchers have announced that all Zika-related scientific articles will be published freely in the wake of the recent outbreak. “We announce that Nature journals will make all papers relating to Zika virus free to access until further notice,” a statement reads. “Nature journals will also now encourage authors who haven’t already deposited

Ebola countries record first week with no new cases

It’s the first time since March 2014 that the three African countries at the heart of the Ebola epidemic have not reported a new case of the outbreak.

Ebola outbreak moving faster than we can control: WHO declares international emergency

As reported earlier, 2014 has seen the worst Ebola outbursts in history. Recent escalations of the outbreaks and spread to other countries like Nigeria has finally prompted the  World Health Organization (WHO) to declare the Ebola situation a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC). The report is meant to raise more awareness to the deadly threats the virus pose to international