Fatality rates vary from 90 to 25 percent, and disordered proteins in the worst strains could be the reason
Traveler's diarrhea is the most common illness in those who travel internationally, occurring in almost half of all travelers. If you plan on traveling abroad, make sure you understand the symptoms of this illness and how to treat it...
Two South Korean hospitals are conducting experimental treatment on Middle East Respiratory Syndrome patients, injecting them with blood plasma from recovering patients
An unknown mechanism helped some people in Papua New Guinea escape a historic, deadly outbreak
Sending people home with meds for their bedmates gets results but raises questions about drug resistance
Two South Korean scientists say the virus does not seem highly contagious
A new outbreak of Middle East respiratory syndrome, in South Korea, has put a spotlight on the lack of detailed knowledge about how the virus spreads
State officials report several geese have tested positive for a lethal strain of avian flu, making Michigan the 21st state to confirm a case of the disease
The largest outbreak of the MERS coronavirus outside the Middle East is no different from previous outbreaks in the way that it spreads
Statistics have suggested a sharp increase in the number of American women dying as a complication of pregnancy since the late 1980s, but a closer look at the data hints that all is not as it seems...
Eight days after returning from a trip to the Middle East, a 68-year-old South Korean man developed a cough and fever
At least 70 percent of mice treated with one of these common drugs survived Ebola infection
An experimental leishmaniasis vaccine relies on eliciting an immune response to a protein from the saliva of the sand fly that carries the leishmania parasite, rather than on anything from the parasite itself...
Koalas rely on specialized bacteria to digest eucalyptus, but antibiotics to stop sexually transmitted infections might be killing the microbes off
Genes, traits and disease are linked in complex and surprising ways
New research suggests that humans transform the chemical into a compound linked to obesity
From predatory microbes to toxic metals, nature is inspiring new ways to treat infections
A “time machine” algorithm, backed by experimental data, reveals how to cycle drugs to reverse resistance
Infecting mosquitoes with a common bacterium might be the best tool available for fighting “breakbone fever”
Contrary to conventional wisdom, T cells that cause autoimmune disease actually abound in the body but are held in check