On the border between Thailand and Myanmar, scientists are preparing to make a last stand against malaria, just as it is poised to overcome our last effective drug. Ed Yong reports.
Trapped by the Cold War and scarred after a failed revolution, Hungary fought one of its greatest battles against polio. Penny Bailey reports.
Hepatitis C has a cure, but how do we find those who need it? Patrick Strudwick reports on one attempt to identify some of the estimated 100,000 undiagnosed people in the UK.
Kawasaki disease has been puzzling doctors for 150 years. Jeremy Hsu explores what we know, and still don’t know, about this troubling childhood heart condition.
Why have attempts to get cholera under control in Haiti failed? Rose George reports.
Having stamped out a number of tropical diseases decades ago, is America today complacent about a rising wave of infections? By Carrie Arnold.
The WHO wants to eliminate rabies in Asia by 2020. But how, when rabid dogs are running India ragged? Mary-Rose Abraham reports.
You may not think of the buzz and whine of insects as musical, but the distinctive pitch of mosquito wingbeats could tell us how to fight malaria.
Can love trump disgust when caring for the sick?
What are the similarities and differences between the various forms of hepatitis?
Should governments be developing their own drugs?
Exploring new research that’s changing our view of the virus
What work is underway to prevent and treat cholera?
How the people of Leeds reacted to cholera in the 1830s.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are America’s first – and last – defence against disease.
Many parasitic diseases can hide in the body for decades, but they can be lethal when they come out of hiding.
Exploring the possible origins of the 2010 outbreak.
Malaria research needs a steady supply of mosquitoes, and breeding them involves extreme self-sacrifice.
Carrie Arnold charts one virus’s journey to American shores.
The war against malaria viewed through historical images.
A selection of photographs from György Vargha’s childhood in Hungary.
Melioidosis quietly causes thousands of deaths each year. Meet the doctor who made it his mission to make the world take notice.
Uncovering the truth behind the first man treated with the world’s first antibiotic.
Drug-resistant gonorrhoea is on the rise. Scientists are searching urgently for new ways to treat it.
This reading list accompanies our story on the global industry behind fake drugs.
Public health officials are warily watching the emergence of these lesser-known bacterial sexually transmitted infections.