Five children experienced sudden paralysis, but all had been vaccinated against polio
What’s Happening With Bob Costas’ Eye and How You Can Avoid It
As his infection spreads, the Olympics broadcaster will cede hosting duties to Matt Lauer
Cruise Out of Control: The 13 Worst Norovirus Outbreaks on Cruise Ships
With the latest report of a stomach bug sickening more than 600 people on a Royal Caribbean cruise ship, we took a look at similar recent outbreaks on cruises and found more than a dozen in just the last five years.
WHO Reports Success in Malaria Efforts, Despite Less Funding
Worldwide, the malaria mortality rate decreased by 45% between 2000 and 2012.
Here’s What You Need to Know About the Bird-Flu Case in Hong Kong
Health officials say the situation is “serious” after a domestic worker was hospitalized in November.
HIV On The Rise Across Europe
AIDS cases up 113% since 2012 in Eastern Europe
TIME Explains: The Meningitis Outbreak at Princeton University
Seven cases of a rare form of meningitis were reported on Princeton University’s campus. Here’s what you need to know.
Campus Contagion: Princeton’s Students Getting Concerned About Meningitis Outbreak
At the end of last Saturday’s varsity women’s Princeton University—Boston College hockey game, the players lined up at center ice for the traditional team-to-team good sportsmanship handshake. “Normally,” says Princeton forward Sally Butler, a senior, “you take your gloves off to shake. But the B.C. team didn’t.” The …
Watch: Cleanliness Showdown–Hand Sanitizers v. Soap and Water
It’s flu season, and the best way to keep influenza viruses from making you sick is to keep your hands clean. But do you need to invest in pricey hand sanitizers to avoid the sniffles?
First Case of New Bird Flu Identified in Human Patient
The latest version is called H6N1, and represents the first time that this strain of bird flu has jumped from birds to people.
Threats to Health Workers Hamper Fight Against Polio
As the Hajj Unfolds in Saudi Arabia, A Deep Look Inside the Battle Against MERS
For more than a year, Saudi Arabia has struggled to control the infectious disease MERS. Now, with millions of Muslims making a religious pilgrimage to the country, the challenge will get that much tougher.
CDC Calls Back Furloughed Scientists to Handle Salmonella Outbreak
Only two of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)’s foodborne pathogen investigators were on duty during the government shutdown as a salmonella outbreak continued to sicken nearly 300 people in 18 states.