Zoonotic Disease Research Program Shut Down
Zoonotic Disease Research Program Shut Down
The USAID’s Predict program, which conducted animal virus surveillance and disease outbreak prevention training, is ending after its 10-year funding run.
Zoonotic Disease Research Program Shut Down
Zoonotic Disease Research Program Shut Down

The USAID’s Predict program, which conducted animal virus surveillance and disease outbreak prevention training, is ending after its 10-year funding run.

The USAID’s Predict program, which conducted animal virus surveillance and disease outbreak prevention training, is ending after its 10-year funding run.

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Dogs in Southern China Host Several Strains of Flu
Dogs in Southern China Host Several Strains of Flu
Sukanya Charuchandra | Jun 6, 2018
They may be a prospective source for an influenza pandemic, researchers warn.  
Federal Ban Lifted on Studying Most Dangerous Pathogens
Federal Ban Lifted on Studying Most Dangerous Pathogens
Kerry Grens | Dec 20, 2017
Only a few labs will earn funding for such “gain-of-function” research on SARS, MERS, and other deadly diseases.
Epidemiologist Who Helped Eradicate Smallpox Dies
Epidemiologist Who Helped Eradicate Smallpox Dies
Alison F. Takemura | Aug 22, 2016
Donald Henderson, who led the World Health Organization’s fight against the disease in the 1960s and ’70s, has passed away at age 87.
Week in Review: September 2–6
Week in Review: September 2–6
Tracy Vence | Sep 6, 2013
More than 320,000 mammalian viruses lurk; evolution of echolocation in bats and dolphins; accumulation of mutations in drug-resistant tuberculosis; senior researchers reluctant to retire
Bird Flu Mutation Risk
Bird Flu Mutation Risk
Ed Yong | Jun 6, 2013
Some H5N1 and H7N9 bird flu viruses could be one mutation away from spreading efficiently between humans.
Deliberating Over Danger
The Scientist Staff | Apr 1, 2012
The creation of H5N1 bird flu strains that are transmissible between mammals has thrown the scientific community into a heated debate about whether such research should be allowed and how it should be regulated.
Double Flu Infections Pose Risk
Edyta Zielinska | Nov 4, 2011
The bird flu virus infected several people who were also sick with seasonal flu, risking a genetic mixing of the two that could result in a greater threat.
1918 Flu Spread Before Peak
Tia Ghose | Sep 19, 2011
The 1918 influenza was circulating silently before it began killing millions of people in just a year and a half.
Contagion: Science Fact?
Tia Ghose | Sep 16, 2011
Soderbergh’s new pandemic thriller gets a lot of the science right, but does contain a few unlikely details.