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Infectious/emerging diseases

New study identifies obstacles for UN strategy of treatment as prevention in sub-Saharan Africa.

Jason Socrates Bardi, Editor

Pesticide-treated bed nets trigger rapid evolution and resistance in one common species of sub-Saharan African mosquito, new study finds.

Nala Rogers, Staff Writer

How an angry encounter with a total stranger helped to identify the cause of Legionnaires’ disease.

Joel Shurkin, Contributor

Toddler's remains, found in a church crypt in Lithuania, challenge conventional wisdom about the history and spread of smallpox.

Katharine Gammon, Contributor

Shaving and grooming may create an opportunity for infections to spread.

Brian Owens, Contributor

Sending research dollars to where they are needed most requires a hard look at real, sustained threats to society.

Tanya Parish, Guest Columnist

Physicists find that when the rate of infection is low, increasing traffic through popular places might be the best strategy.

Charles Q. Choi, Contributor

A new model attempts to predict the spread of rabies through the Andes Mountains.

Andrew Silver, Contributor

Study shows the connection between sleep loss and a higher rate of illness.

Marsha Lewis, Contributing Producer

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