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Bats the Source of Ebola?
Bob Grant | Dec 30, 2014
The epidemic in West Africa may have been sparked by bats in Guinea, researchers propose, but concrete evidence of the route of zoonotic infection is lacking.
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Nov 1, 2014
Pathogen traces recovered from Peruvian mummies suggest tuberculosis-causing bacteria rode from Africa to South America in pinnipeds.
Syphilis: Then and Now
Kristin N Harper, George J. Armelagos, Molly K. Zuckerman | Feb 1, 2014
Researchers are zeroing in on the origin of syphilis and related diseases, which continue to plague the human population some 500 years after the first documented case.
Unexpected Origin of an Avian Virus
Ruth Williams | Aug 27, 2013
The transmission of reticuloendotheliosis viruses from mammals to birds was most likely an unexpected consequence of medical research.
Maps Show Animal Disease Hotspots
Sabrina Richards | Jul 6, 2012
Researchers survey global incidence of 56 zoonotic diseases to identify the hardest hit countries.