The Plasmodium parasite uses an altered type of plant chloroplast to manufacture pine-and-lemon-scented chemicals, which lure in the bloodsuckers. Christopher Intagliata reports...
Health care is decimated, leaving the region more vulnerable than ever to infectious diseases
Researchers estimate that the measles, mumps and rubella vaccination rate among the people who were exposed to measles in that outbreak may be as low as 50 percent
The FDA announced strict new recommendations for preventing the transmission of antibiotic-resistant infections from reusable medical devices such as those that have spread recently at several hospitals...
Gaps in immunization could cause as many deaths as the current epidemic itself
When employers forbid paid time off for illness, infectious workers spread disease and hurt business
A new proposal pegs the start of the Anthropocene to the little ice age and the Columbian Exchange
This simulation models what 80 percent vaccination rates of school-age children would look like vs. 95 percent
Deaths, economic losses and other negative impacts from disasters have caused losses equivalent to 42 million "life-years" annually since 1980, according to the UN
Clearing forests also allows human diseases to flourish
A charred kapok tree and around a dozen graves scattered amongst the mud brick houses of Meliandou are painful reminders of the toll Ebola has taken on this village in southeast Guinea
The last place anyone expects to find a designer is in a hospital, clinic or operating room, but those are exactly the spaces where I embed myself.
A male-centric vaccination approach might be more effective at combating the STD
The latest report reveals that people may be turning to the Internet for guidance
An American woman offers help and home to children in Liberia
A newly released CDC report focused on the Clostridium difficile bacterium, which can cause deadly diarrhea
How the largest outbreak on record jump-started the development of two experimental vaccines and a couple of promising treatments
Despite a recent sharp drop in the overall number of Ebola cases, the situation remains precarious in west Africa
I was recently embarrassed to discover that the thinking about antioxidants had gone and shifted in the last few years without me ever noticing.
Author David Quammen traces HIV from a forest in Africa in his new book, investigating how it came to infect more than 60 million people