Massive online DNA databases can be used as a resource to discover viruses -- even if the data had not been explicitly collected for that purpose.
Wondering why the Good Lord gave Culicoides impunctatus to Scotland? This might be the best answer yet.
The 2015 Zika outbreak in South America brought the virus to global attention. But tracing the history of the virus in West Africa can give clues to tackling future outbreaks.
The first case of Zika in India was discovered in November 2016. Why was the public not informed about it?
President Trump wants to slash global health funding at a time when more investment is needed, not less. This spending can protect Americans – as well as foreigners – from deadly diseases.
Several sites in the US are releasing bacteria-infected mosquitoes as a way to fight mosquito-borne viruses that threaten people. What's the science – and how well will it work?
Malaria has long menaced the world, but gains have occurred. Those efforts could now be stymied by budget cuts, however. Here's how a disease that knows no borders could widen its deadly reach.
The Zika outbreak that started in Brazil in 2015 continues on five continents, causing neurological disease and birth defects.
Zika is not gender neutral: women’s rights are at stake.
Emerging research suggests that preexisting immunity to dengue virus, which is endemic in South America, could make a subsequent Zika infection worse.
Simple steps can lower your risk of bringing home traveller's diarrhoea, respiratory infections and mosquito-borne diseases from your holiday.
There are likely to be more Zika cases reported in Texas.
The World Health Organisation no longer sees Zika as a health emergency. But what does this downgrade mean for the health of mothers and babies?
A moving dispatch from the frontline in the fight against Zika.
Our immune system protects us but when it comes to some mosquito-borne disease, it can work against us. What are the implications for the development of a Zika virus vaccine?
It's hard to contain a mosquito-borne infection like Zika when the conditions are ideal for it to spread.
We found that less than 1% of published research papers around the time of both outbreaks, that related to the outbreaks, actually explored their gendered impact.
Three researchers examine the big challenges of urban development: from city leadership to lock-ins.
Increasing isolation threatens global health. International cooperation is critical to fighting diseases that will not respect borders.
The long vaccine development process is focused on ensuring production of the safest and most effective vaccine for use.