New Ebola Case Confirmed in DRC Months After Previous Outbreak
New Ebola Case Confirmed in DRC Months After Previous Outbreak
Ebola virus was detected in samples from a child who died last week, the World Health Organization and Democratic Republic of the Congo’s Ministry of Health announce.
New Ebola Case Confirmed in DRC Months After Previous Outbreak
New Ebola Case Confirmed in DRC Months After Previous Outbreak

Ebola virus was detected in samples from a child who died last week, the World Health Organization and Democratic Republic of the Congo’s Ministry of Health announce.

Ebola virus was detected in samples from a child who died last week, the World Health Organization and Democratic Republic of the Congo’s Ministry of Health announce.

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Tracking Companion Animal Disease
Tracking Companion Animal Disease
Anthony King | Aug 3, 2021
Surveillance networks set up to detect outbreaks among pets could one day have public health uses too.  
New Evidence Shows COVID-19 Was in US Weeks Before Thought
New Evidence Shows COVID-19 Was in US Weeks Before Thought
Abby Olena | Jun 17, 2021
Some of the blood specimens collected in the United States for the NIH’s All of Us research program starting on January 2, 2020, have antibodies against SARS-CoV-2.
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Ebola Outbreak in Guinea Originated from Past Epidemic
Ebola Outbreak in Guinea Originated from Past Epidemic
Asher Jones | Mar 15, 2021
Genetic analyses suggest that the virus came from a patient who survived the 2013–2016 West African outbreak.
Second Person Dies in Latest Ebola Outbreak in DRC
Second Person Dies in Latest Ebola Outbreak in DRC
Catherine Offord | Feb 11, 2021
The woman may have had a link to another person, who was married to an Ebola survivor and who died a few days previously in Democratic Republic of Congo.
Antibody Spike Months After Ebola Infection Surprisingly Common
Antibody Spike Months After Ebola Infection Surprisingly Common
Catherine Offord | Jan 27, 2021
A study of people in Sierra Leone suggests that the virus can lie in hiding from the immune system before re-emerging later and sparking a new response—although researchers didn’t examine whether this could make people infectious again.
Study: Test College Students for Coronavirus Every Two Days
Study: Test College Students for Coronavirus Every Two Days
Shawna Williams | Aug 4, 2020
A model scenario concludes that frequent testing with fast turnaround is key to avoiding campus outbreaks of COVID-19, even if the tests are imperfect.
Bubonic Plague Cases Are No Cause for Panic
Bubonic Plague Cases Are No Cause for Panic
Chris Baraniuk | Jul 17, 2020
Reports of the infection—including one death this month—recently shook up social media. But, unlike COVID-19, plague is a disease that countries have more or less got under control.
Jean Macnamara’s Multiple Causes, 1931
Jean Macnamara’s Multiple Causes, 1931
Catherine Offord | Jul 13, 2020
The medical scientist made important contributions to polio treatment and Australian environmental policy—despite substantial resistance.
A Brief History of Human Coronaviruses
A Brief History of Human Coronaviruses
Shawna Williams | Jun 2, 2020
Milder, cold-causing members of this pathogenic viral family long remained under the radar, although they aren’t entirely harmless.
False Negatives in Quick COVID-19 Test Near 15 Percent: Study
False Negatives in Quick COVID-19 Test Near 15 Percent: Study
Lisa Winter | Apr 21, 2020
Abbott’s ID NOW test missed the most positive samples among five products given the green light by the FDA to use during the pandemic.
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Track COVID-19 Vaccines Advancing Through Clinical Trials
Track COVID-19 Vaccines Advancing Through Clinical Trials
The Scientist Staff | Apr 7, 2020
Find the latest updates in this one-stop resource, including efficacy data and side effects of approved shots, as well as progress on new candidates entering human studies.
University of Washington Pathology Professor Dies of COVID-19
University of Washington Pathology Professor Dies of COVID-19
Jef Akst | Mar 19, 2020
Stephen Schwartz, known for his work on the vascular system, is the first person associated with the university to succumb to infection with SARS-CoV-2.
RNA Extraction Kits for COVID-19 Tests Are in Short Supply in US
RNA Extraction Kits for COVID-19 Tests Are in Short Supply in US
Jef Akst | Mar 11, 2020
Manufacturing sites are ramping up production of reagents needed to isolate SARS-CoV-2’s genetic material—a key step in testing for the virus.
Studies Estimate Incubation Time, Infectious Period of SARS-CoV-2
Studies Estimate Incubation Time, Infectious Period of SARS-CoV-2
Shawna Williams | Mar 10, 2020
It takes a median of five days after infection to get sick, and patients shed the most coronavirus particles early in the illness, according to two new reports.
Watch the Spread of COVID-19
Watch the Spread of COVID-19
Catherine Offord | Mar 5, 2020
Our maps and charts, updated regularly, offer a striking view of the global move of the novel coronavirus.
How COVID-19 Is Spread
How COVID-19 Is Spread
Catherine Offord | Feb 21, 2020
Scientists’ latest understanding of the facts, the suspicions, and the discounted rumors of SARS-CoV-2’s transmission from person to person
Senior Doctor in Wuhan Outbreak Dies from Coronavirus
Senior Doctor in Wuhan Outbreak Dies from Coronavirus
Lisa Winter | Feb 18, 2020
Liu Zhiming is the eighth frontline health-care worker to die from COVID-19, and hundreds more have been infected.