emerging virus
Case Study: Zika Spread Through Physical Contact
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
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
Opinion: The Zika Effect
Vincent Racaniello | May 27, 2016
Three reasons why virologists are flocking to study this emerging virus
Eminent Virologist Dies
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
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
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
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
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
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
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