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.
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.
What's Actually Causing Infectious Disease Outbreaks in Immigrant Detention Centers?
While conspiracy theorists blame the spread of the disease on the migrants themselves, research indicates that severe overcrowding in U.S. detention facilities and shelters on the Mexican side of the border are causing outbreaks.
Viewfinder: Ukraine Grapples With a Measles Outbreak
A woman tends to her daughter, age six, who is about to receive a measles vaccine shot at a health clinic on May 15th, 2019, in Kiev, Ukraine.
Studies Show Fears About Migration and Disease Are Unfounded
Research has found that migrants and refugees don't spread diseases to host populations, though migrants themselves are often at higher risk of illness because of poor living conditions.
We Could Have Eliminated Syphilis 20 Years Ago. Now It's on the Rise.
What can we learn from a failed attempt to eradicate "the Great Pox" in the U.S.?
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.
Three Ways Bacteria and Viruses Affect Society and the Economy
The littlest things can exact big prices.
Early on, HIV Is Less Infectious Than We'd Previously Thought
A new study suggests "treatment as prevention" is a viable way to fight the virus at the population level.
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.
The Mosquito Breeder: Breeding Bugs to Fight Malaria
Malaria research needs a steady supply of mosquitoes, and breeding them involves extreme self-sacrifice.