The latest data from government health officials put the number of cases at 1,118 and deaths from West Nile at 41. Last year was mild, with fewer than 700 cases
West Nile is hitting the U.S. hard and early this year. Here’s what you need to know to keep yourself disease-free
Texas and other Southern states are getting hit early and hard by West Nile virus this season. So far, the U.S. has seen the most reported cases of the illness since 2004
The presence of an infected person in the country’s capital, Kampala, has got the city freaked out — and it could be a rehearsal for the next great pandemic
This month, 14 Ugandans have died from an outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus in the Kibaale district in the western part of the country.
Pertussis, more commonly known as whooping cough, is making a major comeback across the U.S., the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced on Thursday. Nearly 18,000 cases have been reported nationwide to the …
What do dogs or cats have to do with your baby’s risk of catching a cold? According to the latest research, they may help lower his or her risk of coughs and sniffles during the first year of life.
The mysterious illness that has killed dozens of Cambodian children may be a deadly strain of hand, foot and mouth disease, a common childhood illness. Lab tests have confirmed that a virulent strain of the disease called EV-71 …
Women who are infected with the common cat parasite Toxoplasma gondii may be more vulnerable to suicide, a new study finds, adding to the evidence that T. gondii or Toxo, as the bug is known, may cause subtle changes in the human …
It may take as few as five mutations for H5N1 to go from being a bird-only problem to a potentially deadly human pandemic flu, researchers report.
A consortium of scientists has set about mapping the millions of bacteria that live in and on our bodies, keeping us healthy
An ultra-Orthodox Jewish circumcision ritual is found to cause neonatal herpes infections in newborns in New York City, prompting health officials to encourage parents to consider the health risks of the practice.
In case necrotizing fasciitis — the flesh-eating disease recently making headlines — hasn’t got you freaked out enough, here are four other scary diseases you might not know about.