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.
How Liberia's Ebola Outbreak Led to Water Access Reform
The virus exposed the dire state of Liberia's water system, and forced the country to revamp the way it provides clean water access to its citizens.
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.
Viewfinder: An Ebola Vaccination Campaign Kicks Off in the Democratic Republic of Congo
A nurse working with the World Health Organization shows a bottle containing Ebola vaccine at the town hall of Mbandaka on May 21st, 2018, during the launch of the Ebola vaccination campaign.
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.
Zika Exposes Inadequacy of Public Health Initiatives
We long ago abandoned control over Zika-carrying mosquitoes. There's no excuse for being so short-sighted about public health initiatives.
How the Ebola Epidemic Will Lead to Measles Outbreaks Too
The Ebola epidemic will likely lead to outbreaks of other diseases, but countries could prevent that with vaccination campaigns.
When a Patient's Health Problems Are Used as Hospital PR
In a recently filed lawsuit, Ebola-infected nurse Nina Pham says that a colleague videotaped her without her permission and then the hospital she was treated in released the tape to the media, violating her privacy.