In total, 41 people in Wuhan have been diagnosed with a novel coronavirus, a family of viruses that can cause both the common cold and more severe diseases like SARS and MERS.
By William Brangham, Jason Kane
Influenza is a shape-shifter virus that could spark a global pandemic. Researchers at the National Institutes of Health are working to deliver what is referred to as The Holy Grail in the fight: a universal flu vaccine that could protect…
By Helen Branswell, STAT
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 Carl Zimmer, STAT
Scientists have a vaccine that has shown promising results in trials on macaques.
By Andrew Taylor, Associated Press
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 Catherine Woods
Researchers at the Wistar Institute in Pennsylvania discover a mutation to explain why last year’s flu vaccine failed for so many.
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.
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