The manipulation of public opinion against lifesaving medicine and scientific facts is becoming an increasingly dangerous problem, but what can the science community do to convince people of the truth?
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The outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo has seen over 2612 cases and 1756 mortalities since it was first announced by the WHO on 1 August 2018. One year on we ask, what have the major milestones been of this outbreak? And where are we now; is there an end in sight?
Find out more about the headlines from the 10th International AIDS Society Conference on HIV Science (IAS 2019) in our round-up of conference news.
The fourth International Health Regulations Emergency Committee meeting has concluded by declaring a Public Health Emergency of International Concern, following the recent Ebola virus disease outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
In this interview we speak to Chikwe Ihekweazu, current Director of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, about monkeypox, public trust, surveillance and the factors that influence preparedness.
New research has revealed a dangerous stagnation in the global vaccination rates of children, owing to inequality, conflict and complacency.
A new meta-analysis including data from 60 million individuals over 8 years has demonstrated significant decreases in HPV infections, anogenital wart diagnoses and precancerous cervical lesions following HPV vaccination in girls.
New research, presented at ASM Microbe (20—24 June 2019, San Francisco, CA, USA), has suggested that public campaigns have largely been ineffective at reducing antibiotic prescribing.
The Ministry of Health and WHO have reported the first case of Ebola confirmed in Uganda during the outbreak in neighbouring Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Over 800,000 individuals will be vaccinated against cholera in North Kivu, Democratic Republic of Congo, as the area suffers an unprecedented combination of epidemics.