Tens of thousands of children have tested positive for respiratory syncytial virus in the last months in what is the largest outbreak of the virus in recent years.
When tackling an Ebola outbreak speed is a critical element - every hour counts.
Climate change has a clear link to rising foodborne illnesses. Blackouts during heat waves and wildfires are a growing part of the problem.
Monkeypox has spread to more than 50 countries and will continue to be monitored. Here’s what we know about monkeypox so far and what researchers want to find out.
Possible outcomes of the current monkeypox epidemic under four different scenarios.
Why did migrant agricultural workers suffer so greatly when the government had supposedly taken such care to ensure their safety?
How well are the Tokyo Olympics prepared for a COVID crisis when there is still an outbreak in the country, the vaccination rates are low and athletes are asked to socially distance?
Hollywood movies have long leaned into colonial representations of the tropics: imagined as romantic palm-fringed coasts full of abundance, but also scary places full of pestilence and primitiveness.
It’s all well and good to be able to connect cases through genomic sequencing. But it’s important to be able to connect them epidemiologically as well.
During the current COVID outbreak in Melbourne, the state government has been listing exposure sites as tier 1, tier 2, or tier 3. So what’s the difference between each level, and why does it matter?
The US response to the coronavirus was slow and problematic, but it also was rooted in a 19th-century way of viewing public health.
Test positivity rates measure the success of a testing program. Even though the US performs a huge number of tests, high test positivity rates across the country show that that it still isn’t enough.
People have lived with infectious disease throughout the millennia, with culture and biology influencing each other. Archaeologists decode the stories told by bones and what accompanies them.
Researchers from New York University are designing AI algorithms to help predict COVID-19 outcomes.
Countries aiming to flatten the coronavirus curve have one crucial aim: reduce the “effective reproduction number” of the virus to below 1. This means the spread is slowing, rather than accelerating.
Cellphone data can show who coronavirus patients interacted with, which can help isolate infected people before they feel ill. But how digital contact tracing is implemented matters.
COVID-19 has a long incubation time, and testing can take days to get results. Don’t let continually rising case numbers make you give up on staying at home.
Universities and colleges around the world are closing. People are fleeing from cities. Some people are being forced to move but others must weigh the risks and ethical concerns of travel.
Some measures taken in China to contain the COVID-19 outbreak have raised concerns about patient privacy. As other countries bring in containment measures, will patient privacy be compromised?
With no vaccines or treatments, the fight against coronavirus comes down to this behavioral technique. A physician explains how it works.