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Editorial: When Will This Pandemic Officially End?
And does it even matter?
ABOVE: © ISTOCK.COM, Dilok Klaisataporn
Editorial: When Will This Pandemic Officially End?
Editorial: When Will This Pandemic Officially End?

And does it even matter?

And does it even matter?

ABOVE: © ISTOCK.COM, Dilok Klaisataporn

emerging virus

Artist’s rendering of a light purple Ebola virus looping around itself that’s surrounded by red blood cells
Ebola Lurking in Brain Fluid Kills Monkeys Weeks After Recovery
Dan Robitzski | Feb 9, 2022
New research reveals where the virus was hiding and hints at how to truly purge it from the body.
A stylized, computer-generated 3D render of a virus cell that looks similar to SARS-CoV-2
Two New Coronaviruses Make the Leap into Humans
Amanda Heidt | May 20, 2021
Two viruses from dogs and pigs were isolated from human patients, but neither was proven to cause severe disease or to transmit to other people.
Case Study: Zika Spread Through Physical Contact
Ben Andrew Henry | Sep 30, 2016
A Utah man became infected with the virus after coming into contact with sweat and tears of a Zika patient, scientists report.
US Government: Zika in Puerto Rico a Public Health Emergency
Ben Andrew Henry | Aug 16, 2016
Local officials can now apply for additional federal funding to help slow the spread of Zika virus.
Opinion: The Zika Effect
Vincent Racaniello | May 27, 2016
Three reasons why virologists are flocking to study this emerging virus
Eminent Virologist Dies
Amanda B. Keener | Jun 18, 2015
Emerging-disease researcher Richard Elliott has passed away at age 61.
Toward Stopping the Spread of MERS
Tracy Vence | Jan 30, 2014
As experts warn that health-care facilities are “the perfect breeding ground” for transmission of the Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus, scientists identify a potential therapeutic target.
Trouble in the Heartland
Jef Akst | Oct 1, 2013
A new tick-borne disease has emerged in the US Midwest—and the culprit is not a bacterium. 
Evolution of H7N9
Erin Weeks | Sep 20, 2013
Genetic diversity helped avian influenza A viruses make the leap from birds to humans, researchers report.
Toward a MERS Vaccine
Tracy Vence | Sep 12, 2013
Researchers generate an infectious cDNA clone of the Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus genome that could inform vaccine design.
The Many Mysteries of MERS
Tracy Vence | Sep 8, 2013
As researchers test a treatment for Middle East respiratory syndrome, the deadly coronavirus that causes it slowly reveals itself.
Week in Review: April 29 – May 2
Jef Akst | May 3, 2013
The brain’s role in aging; tracking disease; understanding the new flu virus; no autism-Lyme link; one drug’s journey from bench to bedside
New Herd Virus Haunts Europe
Hannah Waters | Jan 17, 2012
Researchers are working speedily to find a cure for a new virus that causes birth defects and stillbirth in cows, sheep, and goats.