infectious disease

  • Photo by John Moore/Getty Images
    August 18, 2014  

    John Moore, a photographer with Getty Images, has been documenting the outbreak in Monrovia, Liberia. He witnessed a weekend attack on a quarantine center. He talks to Jeffrey Brown about what he observed, as well as how the disease is affecting Liberians and how he is protecting himself during his work. Continue reading

  • HIV
    July 11, 2014  

    AIDS researchers announced a setback in the long search for a cure. Doctors believed that they had cured a baby girl by using aggressive and early treatment. But after years without requiring therapy, she tested positive for HIV during a follow-up visit. Jeffrey Brown talks to Dr. Anthony Fauci of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease, who has been involved with the case. Continue reading

  • Patients in West Africa are fleeing and fighting doctors trying to treat Ebola.
    July 4, 2014  

    Health workers met in Ghana to coordinate on how to contain what has become the largest and deadliest Ebola outbreak from spilling over new borders. Since February, the virus has been reported in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. Jeffrey Brown reports on the summit’s resolutions, including enhanced cross-border collaboration. Continue reading

  • April 23, 2007  

    A Chicago boy contracted a life-threatening case of the vaccinia virus — a virus similar to smallpox — after his father, a soldier, received the smallpox vaccine. The NewsHour reports on doctors’ and the military’s efforts to prevent and treat this rare complication. Continue reading