How did a poo-borne virus get all up in Australia's pancakes?
Erratic weather patterns in Australia have caused a boom in mosquito populations, and that means a rise in bloodsucker-borne diseases.
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"One of the scariest threats to me is pandemic flu."
Most people view parents who don't vaccinate their children as kooks who are endangering everyone's health—so why don't more of us get flu shots?
On Tuesday, scientists in Paris claim to have discovered the genetic mechanism that allows for a "spontaneous cure" among a very rare group of HIV-infected patients. Researchers claim this could be a major step towards a future cure for AIDS.
We were starting to panic about Enterovirus D68, so we asked Vincent Racaniello, professor of microbiology and immunology at Columbia University to calm us down.
It's become a sort of annual ritual for Americans to go wild over the possibility that an exotic, lethal illness might spread from Africa or Southeast Asia to their own backyard.
West Africa is being plagued by a new outbreak of Ebola—a terrifying disease that causes its victims to bleed to death from the inside out. Ebola has no cure, and the latest epidemic is spreading fast.
The Ebola virus has ravaged Guinea in the past two months. According to Guinea's Ministry of Health, there have been at least 134 suspected cases and 84 deaths. In response to the outbreak, about 60 international Doctors Without Borders staff members have…
Spicy bat soup is a delicacy in Guinea, but bats carry the Ebola virus that is ravaging the country, so this week, the country decided to ban bat meat.
The deadly coronavirus was first discovered last September, when a Qatari man traveled to London to receive medical attention for a mysterious illness. It raised a red flag among experts from the outset. "There are certain families of viruses and groups o…