Katie Worth

Former Reporter

Brett McGurk: U.S. Has Not "Turned a Corner" Against ISIS
"I would be the last one to say that we've turned a corner," says Brett McGurk, the Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL. "This remains a lethal terrorist organization."
October 11, 2016
Zika Uncontained
How Brazil became a breeding ground for an outbreak.
August 10, 2016
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Mosquito Hunter
August 2, 2016
Lone Wolf Attacks Are Becoming More Common -- And More Deadly
Even before the attacks in Dallas and Orlando, the 2010s had already surpassed every decade in the number of fatalities perpetrated by "lone wolves" -- and in the number of actual attackers.
July 14, 2016
Audit: FDA Recall Process Puts Lives at Risk
In one case, the FDA knew for 81 days that a manufacturer was selling bacteria-ridden food before a recall was initiated, inspectors say. In the interim, a baby died, two fetuses miscarried, and nine people became ill.
June 9, 2016
How Federal Flood Maps Ignore the Risks Of Climate Change
FEMA's floodmaps are supposed to show how likely your home is to flood -- but they leave out critical data on future risks.
May 26, 2016
Can FEMA’s Flood Insurance Program Afford Another Disaster?
The National Flood Insurance Program is $23 billion in debt. Can it afford another big disaster?
May 24, 2016
In Babies With Microcephaly, Unique Damage Wreaked By Zika
The damage caused by Zika in babies with microcephaly is unique enough that doctors believe they may soon be able to identify it as the likely culprit in a case by looking at brain scans alone.
April 14, 2016
A Mosquito Common In U.S. May Transmit Zika, Study Finds
Until now, scientists have assumed the Aedes aegypti mosquitos carry the Zika virus. New research indicates an even more common mosquito may transmit it.
March 4, 2016
Photos: Disease Detectives Seek Zika Answers in Brazil
Officials from the CDC have arrived in Brazil to investigate whether the Zika virus may be behind the mysterious uptick in babies born with the birth defect known as microcephaly.
February 29, 2016
"Tsunami of Disease" Slams Brazil's Health System
Zika is the latest in a triple-whammy of mosquito-borne illnesses that has pushe Brazil's universal health care system past its already stretched capacity.
February 24, 2016
How Brazilians Use WhatsApp to Connect on Zika
Doctors, health workers and patients are finding novel ways to share the latest on the Zika pandemic. But is the exchange of information on closed networks inhibiting a public health response?
February 23, 2016