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Ebola will not be gone in any country until it is gone from every country

Speech by David Nabarro, United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Envoy on Ebola

Why Did Vaccinated People Get Measles at Disneyland? Blame the Unvaccinated

The misery of a measles outbreak at the Happiest Place on Earth is an irony even the most jaded epidemiologist could do without, but the 52 cases that originated in Disneyland in December hide within them an even scarier number—scary, that is, unless you understand how vaccines work.

DoD Announces New Capability to Transport Infectious Patients

The U.S. Transportation Command has rolled out a new capability that will allow the Defense Department to use air transport to move multiple patients with highly infectious diseases.

Measles outbreak highlights record number of U.S. cases in 2014

Measles – a disease that was officially eliminated in the United States in 2000 – is back, and it’s making headlines thanks to a recent outbreak linked to a popular theme park.

Pakistan Continues To Face Challenges In Polio Eradication Efforts

In her blog, Maryn McKenna, a journalist and senior fellow of the Schuster Institute at Brandeis University, discusses the challenges of eliminating polio in Pakistan and “the possibility of [the disease] surging back over the rest of the world.”