By Susan Scutti | May 28, 2013 03:48 PM EDT
Although they may seem relatively harmless, a mere annoyance that spoils our leisure time, mosquitoes can pose serious health risks.
By Nsikan Akpan | May 28, 2013 07:01 PM EDT
Results from Sinovac's Phase III trial are promising for a dangerous variant of the infection, which mainly targets children.
By Ansa Varughese | May 21, 2013 05:23 PM EDT
The World Health Organization has had difficulty tracking the course of the deadly H7N9 bird flu since it was reported in humans in March.
By Nsikan Akpan | May 17, 2013 01:07 PM EDT
UK and Uganda trials of a new malaria test kit give a boost to elimination efforts worldwide.
By Jonathan Weiss | May 13, 2013 09:15 AM EDT
After close contact with a French patient diagnosed with the virus last Wednesday, a new patient tests positive and raises fears of human transmission.
By Ansa Varughese | May 07, 2013 01:34 PM EDT
While there's no current treatment that keeps the Ebola virus from killing , researchers discovered how the unruly virus escapes and penetrates cells, paving the way for crucial vaccines and effective therapies.
By Ashik Siddique | Apr 04, 2013 12:49 AM EDT
"Zombie apocalypse" pop culture saturation is helping researchers raise Americans' public health awareness about infectious diseases like rabies.
By Ashik Siddique | Mar 29, 2013 09:20 PM EDT
San Joaquin Valley Fever, or coccidioidomycosis, is a fungus infection that’s on the rise in California, Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico, and Utah. What are the symptoms to look out for?
By Makini Brice | Feb 01, 2013 10:45 AM EST
It is flu season!
By Makini Brice | Nov 15, 2012 05:29 PM EST
An advisory panel for the United States' Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a vaccine for H5N1 created by drug manufacturer GlaxoSmithKline.
By Makini Brice | Nov 15, 2012 04:54 PM EST
Brace yourselves: the deadly hemorrhagic fever, Ebola, seems to be transmissible between species.
By Elias Biryabarema | Oct 19, 2012 10:04 AM EDT
Three people have died in southwest Uganda from an outbreak of Marburg virus disease, officials said on Friday.
By Kate Kelland | Sep 24, 2012 09:11 AM EDT
A new virus belonging to the same family as the SARS virus that killed 800 people in 2002 has been identified in Britain in a man who had recently been in Saudi Arabia.
By Christine Hsu | Sep 20, 2012 06:45 PM EDT
At least five people in the Balkans who were infected with the mosquito-borne West Nile virus have died, and several dozen others have been hospitalized in the past month, according to officials in Serbia, Kosovo, Macedonia and Croatia.
By Makini Brice | Sep 04, 2012 04:05 PM EDT
The Wolbachia bacteria is known in scientific and journalist circles because one of its main effects is to deplete the male population in the insects it infects.