Infectious Disease Scorecard Reveals America's Best, Worst States For Disease Prevention

By | 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.


Poor Children More Susceptible To Catching Colds As Adults

By | 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.


Hunting 320,000 Unknown Viruses

By | Tue, 09/03/2013 - 22:41

Hundreds of thousands of unknown viruses are harbored by mammals around the world, a new study from Columbia University suggests.

7 Disgusting Facts About Dirty Public Swimming Pools

7 Disgusting Facts About Dirty Public Swimming Pools

By | Thu, 06/20/2013 - 13:11

Find out what may be lurking beneath the surface of dirty public pools.

Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease

New Hand Foot And Mouth Disease Vaccine Will Prevent Nearly 2 Million Cases

By | 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.


Season Of The Itch: How To Avoid The Annoyances And Dangers Of Mosquitoes

By | 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.

China bird flu 2013

WHO: 'World Is Not Ready' For H7N9 Bird Flu Outbreak

By | 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.

Malaria test kit

Simple Malaria Test Could Bring Surveillance To The Masses

By | Fri, 05/17/2013 - 13:07

UK and Uganda trials of a new malaria test kit give a boost to elimination efforts worldwide.


New SARS-Like Coronavirus Can Spread From Person To Person, WHO States [Video]

By | 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.

Ebola virus

Ebola Virus Drug In Reach, Scientists Target Protein That Spurs Deadly Infection

By | 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.

Zombie Infographic

Zombie Apocalypse Raises Public Awareness of Rabies, Disease Risks

By | Thu, 04/04/2013 - 00:49

"Zombie apocalypse" pop culture saturation is helping researchers raise Americans' public health awareness about infectious diseases like rabies.

Valley Fever

Coccidioidomycosis Symptoms: Valley Fever Fungus Infection on the Rise in Southwest United States

By | 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?

Bird Flu

FDA Panel Backs Vaccine to Fight Bird Flu

By | Thu, 11/15/2012 - 17:29

An advisory panel for the United States' Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a vaccine for H5N1 created by drug manufacturer GlaxoSmithKline.


Uh-Oh: Ebola May Be Airborne and Can Pass Between Species Now

By | Thu, 11/15/2012 - 16:54

Brace yourselves: the deadly hemorrhagic fever, Ebola, seems to be transmissible between species.