The US is facing an opioid epidemic and fatal overdoses of heroin have more than quadrupled in five years ending 2015
The aim is to contain a severe outbreak of bird flu, which has been spreading rapidly over the past month.
Being diagnosed with HIV today means something very different than it did 20 or 30 years ago.
France has raised the level of alert about an outbreak of the disease from "negligeable" to "heightened" in some regions.
Planes have completed an aerial spraying for mosquitoes carrying Zika in Miami, despite protests over the insecticide’s possible harmful effects.
Pregnant women are being warned not to travel to Miami in Florida after another 10 Zika cases were identified.
Europe’s first Zika microcephaly birth has been confirmed in Spain.
The number of deaths from a yellow fever outbreak in Angola has risen to 225 with at least another 1,600 infected. However experts fear the numbers
There is concern that hundreds of thousands of people on the US island territory of Puerto Rico could become infected with the Zika virus this year
Mosquitoes (all genera combined) kill more than 500,000 people worldwide each year. That makes them the second most deadly species to humans after
The World Health Organization (WHO) says a suspected link between the mosquito-borne Zika virus and microcephaly in newborn babies should be
Efforts are being stepped up across the Americas, including in Panama, Uruguay, Peru and Honduras, to help fight the rapid spread of the
On Monday, and for the first time since the recent Ebola crisis, the World Health Organisation (WHO) declared a global health emergency in response
The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared a global emergency over a condition linked to the Zika virus. A connection has been made been the
The race is on to find a vaccine, as the mosquito-born Zika virus takes hold in the Americas. It is being linked to severe birth defects. Around
The World Health Organisation is sounding the alarm, belatedly say its critics, about what it says is an “explosive” threat of the incurable Zika
Disease linked with birth defects and has "explosive pandemic potential"
Three strains of the virus are involved, including swine flu
A Danish man has tested positive for the mosquito-transmitted Zika virus, but is expected to recover soon, health officials said. The man, who is in
A aid agency report says a woman who died of Ebola in Sierra Leone this week has potentially exposed at least twenty-seven other people to the virus
A cholera outbreak in Iraq has spread to neighbouring Syria, Kuwait and Bahrain, and risks turning into a region-wide epidemic as millions of
A new Ebola vaccine is being tested for the first time in Europe on volunteers at a Spanish hospital in Madrid. Forty health workers are being
Pauline Cafferkey, the Scottish nurse who contracted Ebola in Sierra Leone has been readmitted to a hospital isolation unit.
It has now been a week since any new cases of Ebola were declared in the three West African countries at the centre of a recent epidemic. The World
Ivory Coast said on Friday that H5N1 bird flu had spread to a third location in the country, in the latest in a series of outbreaks in West
The Liberian government is on a drive to register more than 70,000 children born at the height of the Ebola epidemic. 70,000 Liberian births