Researchers discovered it before it became a pandemic, but there’s no vaccine for it yet
It just takes one, and so far that’s what scientists investigating the Middle East respiratory syndrome outbreak have found — a bat infected with the identical virus that was isolated from human patients.
Injections made by a Texas compounding pharmacy may be responsible for bloodstream infections, says the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Healthy adults immunized with an experimental malaria vaccine may be completely protected from infection, according to government researchers.
Anytime a novel virus infects human populations, scientists focus on tracing its origins. And this time their search led to the humped dromedary.
A new tick borne illness that is similar to Lyme disease, with symptoms including fever and muscle pain, are being reported among people in the U.S. for the first time this year.
It’s a summertime dilemma — you want to douse yourself in bug repellant to keep off the pesky — and sometimes disease-causing — critters, but you also worry about whether all those sprays are dangerous for your health.
(Updated) On Tuesday, a 65-year-old French man died from a SARS-like infection, called novel coronavirus (nCoV). He was the first man in France to die from the infection, which he contracted after visiting Dubai. Meanwhile, …
Chlorine is supposed to take care of most of the microbes floating around in pools, but human waste, it seems, is stubbornly resistant to being sanitized.
Promising trials hinted that circumcision could lower rates of HIV infection, but until now, researchers didn’t fully understand why
In the wake of emerging H7N9 cases in China, citizens are taking to the country’s social media service, Weibo, to post the latest tallies of individuals infected with the new bird flu strain. The deletion of some of the posts is …
According to the latest research, it may be on your breath.
SARS raised the worldwide alarm for how vulnerable we are to disease epidemics. Did we learn our lesson?