epidemics

Health

The World Is 'Grossly Unprepared' for the Next Big Virus Outbreak, Study Finds

Which is a problem, because infectious diseases are projected to become only more common.
Katherine Gillespie
1.24.17
News

An Expert Describes Non-Stupid Ways to Use Ebola Quarantines

Dr. Susan McLellan told us the deceptively simple things can be done, and why those things aren't so simple in developing parts of Africa.
Mason Miller
10.29.14
News

Doctors Say Quarantining Medical Workers Just Makes the Ebola Epidemic Worse

Fear-based policies embraced by New York, New Jersey, and other states aren't helping.
Justin Glawe
10.28.14
VICE News

Top Drug Manufacturers May Collaborate to Create an Ebola Vaccine

And more news from around the world.
VICE Staff
10.25.14
News

Ebola Comes to New York; Everything Is Fine

News that a doctor tested positive for the deadly disease after going bowling spread like wildfire on social media last night.
Harry Cheadle
10.24.14
VICE News

The Fight Against Ebola

VICE News went to a Liberian hospital that's been turned into a de facto treatment center for the disease and dropped in on Doctors Without Borders.
VICE News
10.8.14
VICE News

The Fight Against Ebola

VICE News heads to the West Point neighborhood in Monrovia, Liberia, to learn about one of the main issues that is perpetuating the outbreak—confusion about the virus itself.
VICE News
10.6.14
VICE News

The Fight Against Ebola

As President Barack Obama announced that he would be sending American military personnel to West Africa to help combat the epidemic, VICE News traveled to the Liberian capital of Monrovia to spend time with those on the front lines of the outbreak.
VICE News
10.2.14
News

Interview with an Ebola Survivor

The Ebola virus is cruel, with a fatality rate of 90 percent. We spoke to a survivor named Saa Sabas to get a sense of the ordeal. It turns out that if you do survive, people might be afraid of you.
Julian Morgans
8.7.14
News

Meet Chikungunya, a Highly Infectious Disease Slated to Hit the American South

Chikungunya is an acute virus transmitted from the bite of an infected mosquito that leaves hosts crippled by persistent arthritis. There’s currently no vaccine to prevent the disease, its just hit the Caribbean, and it's on track to hit the southern...
Benjamin Shapiro
4.28.14
Stuff

The Confusing, Controversial World of Lyme Disease

Lyme is tricky to diagnose and the symptoms can linger for months or years even after treatment, and doctors disagree with each other and activists on the basic facts of the disease. That makes it hard on those who have it.
Gina Tron
9.26.13
News

Should We Panic About the Strain of Deadly Meningitis Hitting the Gay Community?

This year, four men have come down with meningitis in New York City, bringing the number of infections to 22 and the death toll to seven since 2010, and similar cases have appeared in West Hollywood, California. How worried should we be?
Mitchell Sunderland
4.18.13