By John Ericson | Wed, 12/18/2013 - 18:40
The scorecard rates U.S. states' disease control and prevention capacity on a scale of one to 10, recording a high of 8 in one state and a low of two in three states.
By Sabrina Bachai | Fri, 11/01/2013 - 12:01
Research finds that poor children are more likely to catch infectious diseases, such as the common cold, as adults.
By Amy Boulanger | Thu, 06/20/2013 - 13:11
Find out what may be lurking beneath the surface of dirty public pools.
By Nsikan Akpan | Tue, 05/28/2013 - 19:01
Results from Sinovac's Phase III trial are promising for a dangerous variant of the infection, which mainly targets children.
By Susan Scutti | Tue, 05/28/2013 - 15:48
Although they may seem relatively harmless, a mere annoyance that spoils our leisure time, mosquitoes can pose serious health risks.
By Ansa Varughese | Tue, 05/21/2013 - 17:23
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 | Fri, 05/17/2013 - 13:07
UK and Uganda trials of a new malaria test kit give a boost to elimination efforts worldwide.
By Jonathan Weiss | Mon, 05/13/2013 - 09:15
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 | Tue, 05/07/2013 - 13:34
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 | Thu, 04/04/2013 - 00:49
"Zombie apocalypse" pop culture saturation is helping researchers raise Americans' public health awareness about infectious diseases like rabies.
By Ashik Siddique | Fri, 03/29/2013 - 21:20
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 | Fri, 02/01/2013 - 10:45
It is flu season!
By Makini Brice | Thu, 11/15/2012 - 16:54
Brace yourselves: the deadly hemorrhagic fever, Ebola, seems to be transmissible between species.