The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention continues to warn women who are pregnant to avoid traveling to wide swathes of Latin America and the Caribbean.
By Helen Branswell, STAT
Scientists have a vaccine that has shown promising results in trials on macaques.
By Carl Zimmer, STAT
The White House and Democrats are pressuring congressional Republicans to act on President Barack Obama's demands for money to combat Zika, but even the onset of mosquito season that probably will spread the virus has failed to create a sense…
By Andrew Taylor, Associated Press
Researchers at the Wistar Institute in Pennsylvania discover a mutation to explain why last year’s flu vaccine failed for so many.
By Catherine Woods
In the world of science, Harvard geneticist Pardis Sabeti is a rock star. She also fronts a guitar-heavy alternative rock band from Boston.
How did one patient in South Korea instigate the largest MERS outbreak to-date outside of the Middle East?…
By Jasmine Wright
California’s Department of Public Health confirmed Monday seven more cases of measles tied to outbreaks from Disney theme parks in California, bringing the total number of infected to 26.
By Lauran Neergaard, Associated Press
The next Ebola or the next SARS. Maybe even the next HIV. Even before the Ebola epidemic in West Africa is brought under control, public health officials are girding for the next health disaster.
By Larisa Epatko
One of the devastating aspects of the Ebola virus is the hands-off, highly sanitized burial of those who have died from the disease to ward off its spread. After months of dispatching burial teams to handle the emotional duty, the…
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