The WHO Declares Zika Emergency. What Now?

The World Health Organization has just declared the Zika Virus outbreak in Latin America to be a "public health emergency of international concern." At a press conference this evening in Geneva, WHO director General Margaret Chan stressed that this declarat...

Map of the Day: Where Tuberculosis Kills

The World Health Organization today released new global data on Tuberculosis. The biggest takeaway: TB has now ranks along side AIDS as the leading cause of death from infectious disease worldwide. In 2014, TB killed 1.5 million people worldwide, disproportion...

Map of the Day: Can Sierra Leone Kick Ebola?

Today's map comes from the World Health Organization. It shows the number of days each district of Sierra Leone has gone since the last reported case of ebola. The magic number here is 42. This is double the 21 day incubation period of ebola. It is the ...

Rubella Goes The Way of the Dodo

Rubella has been eliminated from the Americas. More specifically, there has been no indigenous transmission of the virus in North America, South America or the Caribbean for the last three years. This may not make front page news--so far it's barely made an...