One of Nairobi’s low-income areas.
Because low-income settlements are unplanned, crowded and without sanitation, there are many viral infections that cause health problems.
U.S. officials risk public health by equating COVID-19 with places far from home.
AP Photo/Patrick Semansky
Emphasizing foreign origins of a disease can have racist connotations and implications for how people understand their own risk of disease.
Disinfecting an area takes time and effort. And there is only so much you can do.
AP Photo/Seth Wenig
The coronavirus, like many infectious diseases, can live and spread on inanimate objects in the world around us. An epidemiologist explains how and gives some advice on how to minimize the risk.
Projectile vomiting is common with norovirus.
Norovirus, the winter vomiting bug, is highly infectious among people in confined places – like cruise ships. But not everyone is equally vulnerable. Your blood type may determine if you get sick.
Norovirus is the most common cause of gastro outbreaks on cruise ships.
A cruise can be a fantastic holiday. But it certainly won't be if you end up confined to the bathroom with gastro.
Mounting reports of norovirus symptoms point to a summertime outbreak, which could mean big trouble for an already struggling NHS.
Eating raw oysters can put you at risk of food-borne illnesses, such as norovirus, hepatitis A and salmonella. And, sadly, hot sauce, lemon juice and alcohol do not reduce the risks.
In the wake of a norovirus outbreak traced to raw oysters from British Columbia, our expert explains how to eat this culinary delicacy safely.
A digitally colorized cluster of norovirus virions.
CDC/ Charles D. Humphrey
There's a norovirus outbreak at the Winter Olympics. Here's what that means – and why it's so hard to stop.
A new study finds a link between cloudy tap water and outbreaks of gastrointestinal illness, such as norovirus.
The HIV virus.
We have an awful lot in common with the viruses that infect us.
The norovirus costs the NHS in excess of £100 million – the equivalent of employing over 3,000 specialist nurses.
Symptoms can occur as soon as 30 minutes after exposure to the culprit organism or toxin.
We’ve all experienced the abdominal cramps and the urge to get to a toilet – quickly! When the stomach and intestinal tract become inflamed, our bodies respond with the sudden onset of diarrhoea, associated…
A new strain of norovirus has been discovered which scientists warn could cause a severe epidemic of gastroentiritis this…