Infections of the CNS

Infections of the CNS are a major cause of preventable deaths, and the disease burden of CNS infections is particularly high in resource-poor settings. The epidemic of HIV infection, which predisposes individuals to opportunistic infections, and the spread of tropical pathogens to new areas owing to climate change and increased tourism and travel, underlines the importance of global action on CNS infections. Beginning in the August 2015 issue, Nature Reviews Neurology will be publishing a series of articles that outline the most recent advances and challenges in prevention, diagnosis and management of infections of the CNS.