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Pregnant and lactating women are particularly vulnerable to the disease.

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Zika's Economic Burden

By | May 11, 2017

A new analysis estimates that the viral disease could cost between $183 million and more than $10 billion in the U.S. alone. 

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Public Health Leader Dies

By | October 26, 2016

Jack Woodall, an epidemiologist and former columnist at The Scientist, cofounded the infectious disease outbreak reporting system ProMED. 

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Virus Linked to Birds’ Deformed Beaks

By | August 17, 2016

Scientists have identified a virus that may be responsible for avian keratin disorder.

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Oropouche Outbreak in Peru

By | June 6, 2016

The viral infection causes symptoms similar to those associated with Zika and dengue viruses. 

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Cross-Reactive Ebola Antibodies

By | January 21, 2016

Human monoclonal antibodies induced during Ebola infection are able to neutralize related viral species, scientists show. 

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Planning for the Next Ebola Outbreak

By | January 20, 2016

A public-health nonprofit and an international drugmaker team up to stockpile hundreds of thousands of doses of a promising vaccine and to speed along the approval process.

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Combating Whooping Cough

By | December 3, 2015

With pertussis outbreaks on the rise this year, a timely animal model study provides hope for an antibody treatment.

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Persistent Virus

By | October 15, 2015

Researchers detect Ebola virus fragments in semen samples from some male survivors up to nine months after the onset of symptoms.

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Plague Outbreak in Madagascar

By | September 8, 2015

Pneumonic plague last month claimed 10 lives in 13 days, the World Health Organization reports.

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