How COVID-19 Is Spread
How COVID-19 Is Spread
Scientists’ latest understanding of the facts, the suspicions, and the discounted rumors of SARS-CoV-2’s transmission from person to person
How COVID-19 Is Spread
How COVID-19 Is Spread

Scientists’ latest understanding of the facts, the suspicions, and the discounted rumors of SARS-CoV-2’s transmission from person to person

Scientists’ latest understanding of the facts, the suspicions, and the discounted rumors of SARS-CoV-2’s transmission from person to person

epidemiology
Flu and HIV Drugs Show Efficacy Against Coronavirus
Flu and HIV Drugs Show Efficacy Against Coronavirus
Catherine Offord | Feb 3, 2020
Combining the medications improved conditions in patients with severe 2019-nCoV infections, say doctors in Thailand.
Scientists Zero In on the Novel Coronavirus’s Incubation Period
Scientists Zero In on the Novel Coronavirus’s Incubation Period
Emma Yasinski | Jan 31, 2020
Recent announcements from Chinese officials and German doctors suggest that some patients may spread 2019-nCoV during its incubation period, which may last up to 14 days before symptoms emerge.
Going Viral for the Wrong Reasons
Going Viral for the Wrong Reasons
Bob Grant | Jan 30, 2020
What is a publication to do when readers misuse its content?
Australian Lab Cultures New Coronavirus as Infections Climb
Australian Lab Cultures New Coronavirus as Infections Climb
Jef Akst | Jan 29, 2020
With more than 6,000 cases of the 2019-nCoV virus confirmed, researchers are hoping that studying the pathogen in the lab will help stop the outbreak.
Infographic: How a City Health Department Uses Social Media
Infographic: How a City Health Department Uses Social Media
Emma Yasinski | Jan 6, 2020
Foodborne illnesses are consistently underreported. Social media may help.
Can Social Media Inform Public Health Efforts?
Can Social Media Inform Public Health Efforts?
Emma Yasinski | Jan 6, 2020
Scientists are using social media to track diseases and understand how people respond to them.
Infographic: How HealthMap Tracks Disease
Infographic: How HealthMap Tracks Disease
Emma Yasinski | Jan 6, 2020
A group of epidemiologists and computer scientists built a system to mine various online sources for keywords suggesting disease outbreaks.
A New Way to Establish Cause and Effect in Epidemiology?
A New Way to Establish Cause and Effect in Epidemiology?
Rachael Moeller Gorman | Jan 1, 2020
A technique called Mendelian randomization is overturning the conclusions of observational studies in public health. But researchers question whether the method can overcome its fundamental limitations.
Measles Leaves the Immune System Vulnerable to Other Diseases
Measles Leaves the Immune System Vulnerable to Other Diseases
Ruth Williams | Oct 31, 2019
Two studies present biological evidence that measles infections in unvaccinated children wipe out immune memories of other pathogens, putting the kids at risk of other deadly diseases.