Polio Cases Surge in Pakistan and Afghanistan

Health|Polio Cases Surge in Pakistan and AfghanistanGlobal healthFalse rumors that children are fainting or dying have led parents to turn away vaccinators, threatening the campaign to eradicate the disease.ImageA health worker gave polio vaccine to a child in Kandahar Province in Afghanistan in March. Read more »

Measles Outbreak: Cases Reach Highest Level in More Than 25 Years

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday that there had been 971 known cases of measles in the United States so far this year.That is eight more cases than in 1992, the previous high since vaccines became widely used, when 963 cases were reported in the United States all year. Read more »

As Ebola Cases Rise in Congo, the W.H.O. Declines to Issue Emergency Declaration

CreditCreditBaz Ratner/ReutersDespite a worsening Ebola epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the World Health Organization on Friday again decided not to declare the outbreak a global health emergency.A global health emergency, they argue, would bring more money and international help to stamp out the disease. Read more »