Some 590 cases of the ailment have been confirmed in the U.S. since 2014. Scientists may now be one step closer to finding a treatment.
Acute flaccid myelitis, or AFM, is a rare, mysterious and sometimes deadly illness that's striking more and more children.
On World Polio Day, health experts celebrated the "endgame" of polio eradication.
If confirmed, thousands of children are now at risk for deadly diseases.
It could lead to a less-risky polio vaccine that doesn't require the actual virus to work.
I don’t know when the gay world got so prudish and judgmental.
One of the biggest tragedies for African-American fathers is the lack of faith in our parenting abilities, but here’s a refreshing
The Gates Foundation says responding to deadly outbreaks isn't its forte. But the Ebola crisis showed just how much global public health depends on the foundation.
When I first joined CDC as a disease detective in 1988, polio was far from extinct. Nearly 1,000 children were paralyzed
By Minda Dentler In January, my daughter celebrated her second birthday. She ran around our apartment with cake on her face
I keep wondering, in what seems the new, emperor’s-new-clothes-like surreality: where have all the grown-ups gone? Where
Our lives will never be the same.
"I’m pretty sure that in the world’s most vulnerable places, these moms wouldn’t even think twice.”