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?
While no one likes getting bitten by mosquitoes, you might be surprised (and even a little fascinated) at the complex adaptions mosquitoes have developed to locate their favorite food sources.
Arthrogryposis is where a baby's joints are deformed due to a shortening (known as contractures) of the muscles from before birth.
If you have a ten-month-old baby, what do you need to know? What do you need to ask your GP about the benefits and risks of antibiotics?
Physicians like me are learning about Zika along with our patients. This takes a dose of humility on our part and an understanding from our patients that we learn something new every single day.
How a research team identified parasites in 'hygiene sticks' that travellers on the Silk Road effectively used as their toilet paper.
Worldwide, around 30 million people enter and leave prison each year. Of these people, around 4.5 million have hepatitis C, almost 1 million have HIV and 1.5 million have hepatitis B infections.