President Bush on Wednesday asked Congress for $30 billion to renew and double the funding to combat the global spread of AIDS, calling the disease a "modern-day plague."…
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…
By PBS NewsHour
The Food and Drug Administration granted approval Tuesday to the first bird flu vaccine intended as a stopgap measure until a better immunization is developed.
Concerns over the deadly H5N1 strain of bird flu surfaced again across Asia Tuesday after scientists confirmed outbreaks among birds in Japan, Thailand and Vietnam, and a woman in Indonesia died.
After scares that an Indonesian family died from human-to-human transmission of the bird flu, a team of United Nations veterinary experts are working to set up a countrywide surveillance system to monitor the disease's spread and train local people to…
The Asian carp, first brought to U.S. waterways to eat overabundant algae, is becoming a major menace to fishermen in states such as Illinois by gobbling up plankton and depriving other fish of food.
A British laboratory has found that two victims of Turkey's bird flu outbreak died from a slightly mutated strain of the H5N1 virus, raising fears the virus could start spreading more easily.
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