CNN – This flu season is the longest in a decade, CDC says

It’s official: This year’s flu season is a record breaker.

Associated Press – New attack on Ebola center in Congo; 1 militia member killed

Militia members attacked an Ebola treatment center hours after another attack killed a staffer with the World Health Organization, a Congolese official said Saturday.

NBC News – As syphilis invades rural America, a fraying health safety net is failing to stop it

When Karolyn Schrage first heard about the “dominoes gang” in the health clinic she runs in Joplin, Mo., she assumed it had to do with pizza. Turns out it was a group of men in their 60s and 70s who held a standing game night — which included sex with one another.

Kaiser Health News – Destination Limbo: Health suffers among Asylum seekers in crowded border shelter

Immigrants from Mexico and Central America seeking asylum in the United States frequently end up at border shelters in Tijuana, Mexico.

NPR – Scientists dig into hard questions about the fluorinated pollutants known as PFAS

Scientists are ramping up research on the possible health effects of a large group of common but little-understood chemicals used in water-resistant clothing, stain-resistant furniture, nonstick cookware and many other consumer products.