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By Dr. Alok Patel and Caleb Hellerman, Global Health Reporting Center
New York City and state health departments say that the presence of the poliovirus in the city’s wastewater suggests likely local circulation of the virus. Officials are urging people to get vaccinated against polio.
By Karen Matthews, Mike Stobbe, Associated Press
A new study finds climate hazards aggravate 58 percent of known infection diseases in people.
By Seth Borenstein, Associated Press
Testing, both for active cases of COVID-19 and for antibodies indicating prior exposure to the disease, will be critical to resuming economic activity. In addition, scientists are racing to develop therapies for people who do get infected -- especially those…
How much do we know about COVID-19, the virus spreading misery across the globe? Dr. Siddhartha Mukherjee joins Jeffrey Brown to discuss understanding the dynamics of the virus within people it has infected, why some experience much more severe forms…
By Joshua Barajas
On the second floor of the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, a placard at the end of an exhibit asks a question we all may be thinking right now, in the middle of a global health emergency: What’s next?…
By Sam McNeil, Candice Choi, Associated Press
Experts say wild animals can carry unknown viruses and that human contact with them needs to more carefully managed as the world's population grows.
By Dr. Howard Markel
"Dracula" abounds with fascinating references to medicine of the day.
By PBS NewsHour
Pandemics like Zika and Ebola can originate in one continent and quickly spread to another. To stop outbreaks before they start, scientists are trying to identify regions conducive to the development of new disease. One target is southern China, where…
By Robert Burns, Associated Press
The Army's top general says human error probably was not a factor in the inadvertent shipping of live anthrax to research laboratories.
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