By Susan Scutti | May 16, 2013 05:19 PM EDT
The surprising discovery of the H1N1 swine flu virus in elephant seals off the California coast leads scientists to believe the disease may spread between mammal species.
By Ansa Varughese | May 03, 2013 10:16 AM EDT
Scientists in China created a new strain of a potentially fatal and transmissible influenza virus. Tested to pass between guinea pigs, senior scientists call this "appallingly irresponsible."
By Makini Brice | Jan 24, 2013 02:35 PM EST
Scientists are increasingly growing concerned about drug-resistant bacteria.
By Makini Brice | Oct 03, 2012 04:59 PM EDT
Commercial air travel is one of the most prominent inventions that ushered in our contemporary globalized society.
By Makini Brice | Sep 11, 2012 03:23 PM EDT
A new study conducted by researchers from Korea and Tennessee has found a strain of the swine flu that, in only two mutations and ten days, kills ferrets.
By Makini Brice | Aug 29, 2012 12:25 PM EDT
Climate change has been associated with everything from longer heat waves to foot shortages to the erosion of ice in Antarctica and Greenland. Now, researchers have pinpointed another ramification of climate change - an increase in the potential pandemic of bird flu.
By Makini Brice | Aug 22, 2012 12:24 PM EDT
A pandemic unleashed by one of these diseases would infect 15 percent of the world's population, infecting a total of 1 billion.