The mysterious and deadly new strain of coronavirus that originated in China has infected close to 500 people. It initially has flu-like symptoms but, in severe cases, can permanently damage the lungs.
"Basically, do not go to Wuhan. And those in Wuhan please do not leave the city."
Six people have died, and there's worry about it spreading as the massive Lunar New Year travel ramps up.
Passengers coming from Wuhan, China will be screened for a ‘novel coronavirus’ at three major U.S. airports.
The virus, which can spread between humans, has killed at least four people.
The NIH lifted a 3-year funding moratorium on “gain-of-function” research meant to make deadly viruses stronger and more transmissible.
Ebola, Zika, SARS, and Lyme disease are just a few of the nearly 1,000 zoonoses that pose a risk to humans.
Creating powerful new viruses has benefits and dangers.
Over half of infectious diseases originate in animals, yet early warning signs, like seizures or deaths in poultry or primate populations, are rarely monitored, say biologists in a new study.
Over the last month, 39 people have died in Saudi Arabia during an apparent seasonal outbreak of the mysterious MERS virus.