Should the U.S. have been better prepared for the coronavirus pandemic? Experts both inside and outside of the government have sounded the alarm for years about the possibility of a dire public health crisis. One of them was Dr. Kenneth…
Many new diseases evolve to jump from wild animals to people.
By Marcos E. García-Ojeda, The Conversation
As the threat of novel coronavirus looms over the U.S. and the globe, the CDC has taken steps to make testing kits available more broadly. But questions remain about the readiness of the government and the health system to cope…
Everyone wants to save the bees, but we may be saving them to death.
By Berly McCoy
By Helen Branswell, STAT
The length of the flu season may vary depending on where you live, with large cities enduring longer periods of transmission and smaller cities experiencing shorter, but more explosive, spread, a new study suggests…
By Alvaro Toledo, The Conversation
An invasive tick originally from East Asia that bites and transmits diseases is establishing a stable population in New Jersey.
By PBS NewsHour
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…
By PBS NewsHour
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…
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