Infections with Naegleria fowleri, the so-called brain-eating amoeba, are extremely rare, but also extremely deadly.
For over 80 years, our understanding of the spread of airborne illness hasn't changed, but one researcher is working to redefine how we think about sneeze transmission.
Americans who live in states with higher rates of infectious diseases are more likely to hold racist views.
Ongoing civil conflict and the resulting displacement of local people is creating an ideal environment for the devastating disease.
Climate change may be supercharging mosquito evolution and making more of the world hospitable to the insects that can carry dangerous diseases.
Researchers have found that, in all, chytrid fungus-linked deaths have contributed to the decline of at least 501 amphibian species.
While anti-vaccine propaganda continues to spread online, experts and teens are talking about how to fight it.
Survivors of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland, Florida, have advocated for treating gun violence as a public-health issue.
Researchers are working to find a way to mitigate the damage to local populations of the amphibious creatures if a skin eating fungus makes its way to the U.S. from abroad.
As of this week, the World Health Organization has recorded 127 confirmed cases and 87 confirmed or probable deaths in the DRC due to the virus.
A new outbreak of the deadly virus has killed dozens in one of the world's poorest countries.
People carry a cross for a grave on August 23rd, 2018, in Mangina, North Kivu province, Democratic Republic of the Congo.
The Democratic Republic of the Congo is facing an alarming Ebola outbreak, with 10 health-care workers now reported to be infected by the highly contagious virus.
The disease's presence in Mbandaka, population 1.2 million, is the first non-rural case in what appears to be a new epidemic of the notoriously contagious disease.
Ticks that carry the pathogenic bacteria can now survive in environments where they previously would've frozen to death, resulting in an increased risk of infection.
Children suffering from Rett Syndrome may have found hope in a drug combination that could potentially reverse disease symptoms by adjusting natural cellular functions.
A new study finds populations of several frog species in Panama appear to be gaining resistance to a deadly pathogen that can lead to extinction.
Many issues are exacerbated by light pollution, and new research suggests the spread of West Nile virus may be another one.
Beginning in 2019, the CDC will phase out the program to include only 10 countries.