The Washington Post – Anti-vaxxers face backlash as measles cases surge

The resurgence of measles across the United States is spurring a backlash against vaccine critics, from congressional hearings probing the spread of vaccine misinformation to state measures that would make it harder for parents to opt out of immunizing their children.

Minnesota Public Radio – Why does Ebola keep spreading in Congo? Here’s a major clue

But some weeks ago, as cases started erupting around two towns, Katwa and Butembo, the investigators found that patient after patient had something else in common: They had all recently visited a health clinic for treatment for some other disease such as a respiratory infection or malaria.

The New Yorker – The jail health-care crisis

The opioid epidemic and other public-health emergencies are being aggravated by failings in the criminal-justice system.

Associated Press – Opioid crisis engulfs blockaded Gaza Strip

An opioid crisis has quietly spread in the Gaza Strip, trapping thousands in the hell of addiction and adding another layer of misery to the blockaded and impoverished coastal territory.

STAT – ‘Incredible mind, incredible heart’: After decades fighting Ebola, a beloved expert hangs up his boots

He is renowned among the hardcore community of people who work on Ebola (and on Marburg fever, a related virus) as a jack-of-all-trades, someone who is able and willing to do nearly anything that needs to be done during an outbreak.