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Infectious/emerging diseases

A citizen science initiative reveals new insights about the spread of tick-borne infections.

Tracy Staedter, Contributor

Parasites may have profound impacts even before they infect hosts.

Nala Rogers, Staff Writer

Just how dangerous is flying to your health?

Joel Shurkin, Contributor

The discovery may one day help people with multidrug-resistant bacterial infections.

Tracy Staedter, Contributor

Scientists want to identify the hundreds of thousands of viruses that could potentially spill over from wildlife into humans.

Benjamin Plackett, Contributor

Skin infections have decimated bobcats in southern California. Now, researchers think rat poison may be to blame.

Nala Rogers, Staff Writer

Picture of a werewolf, a vampire and a zombie

These real medical conditions carry uncanny echoes of our monster legends.

Abigail Malate, Staff Illustrator

New research suggests the rabies virus uses a snake venomlike compound to manipulate infected animals.

Nala Rogers, Staff Writer

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

Jason Socrates Bardi, Editor

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