The Washington Post – A global wave of measles cases fed by conspiracies and misinformation has health officials worried

Worldwide, researchers estimate that there were 6.7 million cases in 2017, with the vast majority occurring in poorer countries. Between 2016 and 2017, reported cases surged by 30 percent — including in some unexpected parts of the world.

NBC News – Rat invasion discovered at historic Los Angeles City Hall amid city typhus outbreak

The first clue Los Angeles City Council President Herb Wesson had that rats were invading City Hall, possibly carrying a potentially deadly disease, was the pitter-patter of little feet.

Nature – Scientists kick the tyres on Trump’s plan to tackle HIV

Curbing the disease in the United States is a worthy goal, researchers say, but many worry that administration policies will make it impossible to achieve.

NPR – To halt HIV, advocates push for PrEP outreach to black women

In 2013, not quite a year after the Food and Drug Administration approved the drug Truvada for HIV prevention, a coalition of 50 experts in HIV and women’s health called on U.S. public health agencies to promote the pill and its approach, called pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP, explicitly to women.

USA Today – A rare cancer is linked to breast implants and it has killed at least 9 people, FDA warns

A rare cancer linked to breast implants has killed at least nine patients since 2010, federal health officials warned this week.