A novel mosquito repellent has been found to have a longer lifespan than those commercially available.
Baringo county and other areas on the western side of Kenya are struggling to reduce their seasonal malaria caseloads.
The spread of infectious diseases such as chikungunya is closely linked to urban mobility, yet small Indian cities could play a crucial role in the resilience process.
New research shows just 1% of E. coli bacteria's genetic mutations are lethal.
Kenya must establish policies to tackle dengue fever and chikungunya, like it did for malaria.
Kenya has managed to reduce the number of malaria cases in parts of the country. But this, in turn, has led to immunity levels dropping.
An unexpected breakthrough looks promising for finding new drugs to treat two deadly diseases.
After an exceptional period of success in global malaria control, the progress has stalled. New strategies are needed to suit a variety of transmission patterns.
Epidemiologists and public health managers are looking to complement indoor-based malaria solutions with those that focus on the outdoors. Drones are a crucial part of their armoury.
A spike in the number of malaria cases in southern Africa means that the region will not meet its initial target of eliminating malaria by 2018.
Health investments raise worker productivity, but firms may not observe changes in worker effort. Technology that measures physical activity demonstrates these potential gains.
Malaria is a major public health problem that affects 106 countries globally. A rigorous and systematic approach to predict and control malaria transmission is needed.
The history of malaria prevalence in Africa is a long term cycle of highs and lows. However, there's been little change in the high transmission belt that covers parts of West and Central Africa.
QuRapID can find Ebola in a drop of blood in just over an hour.
The death of a young Italian girl from cerebral malaria has scientists scratching their heads.
Wondering why the Good Lord gave Culicoides impunctatus to Scotland? This might be the best answer yet.
Stronger malaria prevention like a vaccine is urgently needed for effective response in endemic regions.
How will the World Health Organisation's Director-General Dr Tedros Ghebreyesus deal with the mounting challenges? Africa's academics have some tips.
Despite being so small they can't be seen with the naked eye, pathogens that cause human disease have greatly affected the way humans live for centuries.
With so many microbes capable of hijacking and destroying us, how are we, as a species, still enduring?