One Dead in Pneumonia Outbreak from New Coronavirus in China
One Dead in Pneumonia Outbreak from New Coronavirus in China
Scientists release a draft genome of the virus that has been identified in 41 patients.
One Dead in Pneumonia Outbreak from New Coronavirus in China
One Dead in Pneumonia Outbreak from New Coronavirus in China

Scientists release a draft genome of the virus that has been identified in 41 patients.

Scientists release a draft genome of the virus that has been identified in 41 patients.

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Infographic: Preventing a Swine Pandemic
Infographic: Preventing a Swine Pandemic
Katarina Zimmer | Jan 13, 2020
With millions of pigs killed due to a major outbreak of African swine fever virus in Asia, researchers have intensified efforts to find a vaccine quickly.
Infographic: The Lifecycle of African Swine Fever Virus
Infographic: The Lifecycle of African Swine Fever Virus
Katarina Zimmer | Jan 13, 2020
Understanding how domestic pigs can be infected with the deadly virus could be key to protecting them from it.
Infographic: A Deadly Pig Virus’s Escapes from Africa
Infographic: A Deadly Pig Virus’s Escapes from Africa
Katarina Zimmer | Jan 13, 2020
African swine fever virus has left the continent on three occasions, causing outbreaks in Europe, the Americas, and most recently, East Asia.
Can a Vaccine Save the World’s Pigs from African Swine Fever?
Can a Vaccine Save the World’s Pigs from African Swine Fever?
Katarina Zimmer | Jan 13, 2020
A devastating outbreak of the virus across East Asia has made the long-neglected pathogen a top research priority, but many challenges lie ahead.
Type of Herpes Virus Tied to Multiple Sclerosis
Type of Herpes Virus Tied to Multiple Sclerosis
Katarina Zimmer | Jan 10, 2020
A study of 16,000 people suggests that human herpesvirus 6A is a risk factor for developing multiple sclerosis, reinvigorating a neglected hypothesis that the virus could be involved in triggering the disease.
New Coronavirus Identified in Central China Pneumonia Outbreak
New Coronavirus Identified in Central China Pneumonia Outbreak
Shawna Williams | Jan 9, 2020
The virus, which has sickened at least 59 people, does not appear to transmit easily between humans.
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.
New Oral Polio Vaccine to Bypass Key Clinical Trials
New Oral Polio Vaccine to Bypass Key Clinical Trials
Robert Fortner | Dec 17, 2019
Health officials are rushing a genetically engineered product into the field to counter uncontained outbreaks of vaccine-derived polio.