Cholera kills thousands every year but is treatable if it is caught early. Understanding how El Niño shifts cholera risks in Africa can help countries prepare for outbreaks and save lives.
As we head towards flu season, many people are wondering if it's worth getting vaccinated against influenza and if so, when. Here's what you need to know.
How is it the flu has managed to stay around for so long, and why haven't we beaten it yet?
In Australia, there are around 1200 to 1300 cases of tuberculosis each year which means we are among the lowest-risk countries in the world.
The newer drugs for hepatitis C might mean fewer people are diagnosed with liver cancer.
One year after the end of the West African Ebola epidemic, a study of survivors in Guinea shows what has been learned about the deadly virus, and what remains unknown.
Emerging research suggests that preexisting immunity to dengue virus, which is endemic in South America, could make a subsequent Zika infection worse.
Simple steps can lower your risk of bringing home traveller's diarrhoea, respiratory infections and mosquito-borne diseases from your holiday.
Study suggests vaccination and hygiene may help countries that are struggling with gender equality.
Postage-stamp sized patches that target vaccines to the immune system are now in clinical trials.
Cracking genetic responses to the changing environment in Africa would open a new frontier in the drive against rising non-communicable diseases on the continent.
There's a new weapon against mosquitoes that spreads diseases such as dengue and yellow fever – more mosquitoes.
It's hard to contain a mosquito-borne infection like Zika when the conditions are ideal for it to spread.
We need better surveillance systems to detect epidemics early. But while social media has been flagged as a potential solution, we're not quite there yet.
Conjunctivitis is a common condition that often occurs in outbreaks – but what exactly is it?
The long vaccine development process is focused on ensuring production of the safest and most effective vaccine for use.
In the future, consumers in the developed world could choose to purchase products from the companies that do the most to promote global health.
New research shows common local mosquitoes aren’t able to spread Zika. This means Australia is unlikely to see a major outbreak of the disease. But a risk remains in northern Queensland.
A computer model suggests that while more cases of Zika can be expected in the continental U.S. outbreaks will probably be small and are not projected to spread.
Stories of meningococcal outbreaks tell us it's that season again. But what is meningococcal, why does it occur in seasons, and why does it strike fear into the hearts of so many?