How a Simple Amoeba Can Become a Deadly Brain-Eating Infection
Infections with Naegleria fowleri, the so-called brain-eating amoeba, are extremely rare, but also extremely deadly.
Investigating Sneezes Can Reveal How Different Pathogens Spread
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.
New Research Suggests Fear of Disease Is at the Root of Racism
Americans who live in states with higher rates of infectious diseases are more likely to hold racist views.
Why the Democratic Republic of Congo's Ebola Outbreak Could Continue to Spread
Ongoing civil conflict and the resulting displacement of local people is creating an ideal environment for the devastating disease.
Could a Warming Planet Increase the Spread of the Zika and West Nile Viruses?
Climate change may be supercharging mosquito evolution and making more of the world hospitable to the insects that can carry dangerous diseases.
A Deadly Fungal Disease Is Devastating Amphibian Populations
Researchers have found that, in all, chytrid fungus-linked deaths have contributed to the decline of at least 501 amphibian species.
Experts, Lawmakers, and One Ohio Teen Take on the Anti-Vaccine Movement
While anti-vaccine propaganda continues to spread online, experts and teens are talking about how to fight it.
Gun Violence Spreads Like a Contagious Disease. Can School Shootings Be Cured Like One?
Survivors of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland, Florida, have advocated for treating gun violence as a public-health issue.
A Deadly European Fungus Threatens the Future of American Salamanders
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.
The Ebola Outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo Spreads to Another City
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.
An Ebola Crisis Intensifies in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (in Photos)
A new outbreak of the deadly virus has killed dozens in one of the world's poorest countries.
Viewfinder: An Ebola Outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
People carry a cross for a grave on August 23rd, 2018, in Mangina, North Kivu province, Democratic Republic of the Congo.
An Ebola Crisis Intensifies in the Democratic Republic of the Congo as Health-Care Workers Are Infected
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 First Urban Ebola Case Has Been Confirmed in the Congo
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.
Climate Change Is Causing a Dangerous Uptick in Cases of Lyme 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.
Could Gene Reactivation Be the Answer to a Severe Neurodevelopmental Disease?
Children suffering from Rett Syndrome may have found hope in a drug combination that could potentially reverse disease symptoms by adjusting natural cellular functions.
Panamanian Frogs Evolve to Cope With a Lethal Skin-Eating Disease
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.
Does Light Pollution Increase the Spread of Disease?
Many issues are exacerbated by light pollution, and new research suggests the spread of West Nile virus may be another one.
The CDC Plans to Reduce Disease Prevention Initiatives
Beginning in 2019, the CDC will phase out the program to include only 10 countries.