Skip to content Skip to navigation

Infectious/emerging diseases

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

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

Subscribe to Infectious/emerging diseases