By Ben Wolford | Thu, 10/02/2014 - 14:57
Researchers say HIV originated from human-primate contact in the Democratic Republic of Congo, traveling quickly by rail throughout Africa and to the rest of the world.
By Lecia Bushak | Thu, 12/12/2013 - 15:44
Scientists study air transportation data to come up with a new computational model to help understand pandemics.
By Peter Sergo | Tue, 11/26/2013 - 18:03
Over 60 researchers from 26 countries established that the death toll of the 2009 influenza outbreak could be as high as 203,000, with global regions being affected in widely differing degrees.
By Susan Scutti | Thu, 05/16/2013 - 17:19
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 | Fri, 05/03/2013 - 10:16
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 | Thu, 01/24/2013 - 14:35
Scientists are increasingly growing concerned about drug-resistant bacteria.
By Makini Brice | Wed, 10/03/2012 - 16:59
Commercial air travel is one of the most prominent inventions that ushered in our contemporary globalized society.
By Makini Brice | Tue, 09/11/2012 - 15:23
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 | Wed, 08/29/2012 - 12:25
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 | Wed, 08/22/2012 - 12:24
A pandemic unleashed by one of these diseases would infect 15 percent of the world's population, infecting a total of 1 billion.