infectious disease

A high-level U.N. meeting next week may jolt efforts to fight the treatable, curable disease.
Ebola. MERS. Zika. Nipah virus. Lassa fever. Rift Valley fever. All were in active outbreaks in June.
Early cases of the virus were different from those today.
A far more infectious airborne strain is hitting cities hard.
It could lead to a less-risky polio vaccine that doesn't require the actual virus to work.
Bacteriophages -- viruses found in soil, water and human waste -- may be the cure in a post-antibiotic world.
Villagers keep the guppies in barrels of water used for cleaning and cooking.
By Drs. David Niesel and Norbert Herzog Finally, climate change is a factor that we sometimes overlook. An increase in temperature
Florida has yet to invite a dedicated team of the federal government’s disease hunters to assist with the investigation on the ground.
A study published this week in the journal Science Translational Medicine suggests that the plaques -- made of a protein called amyloid beta -- may actually have a role after all, possibly in fighting off infection, and that Alzheimer's may be an unwelcome result of this legitimate purpose.
The infection resists the treatment of last resort, meaning "the medicine cabinet is empty for some patients," the CDC director said.
Kate O'Brien, who was isolated for infectious tuberculosis for 75 days in New York City, reunites with her todder son, Donny.