Which Species Transmit COVID-19 to Humans? We’re Still Not Sure.
Which Species Transmit COVID-19 to Humans? We’re Still Not Sure.
Preliminary modeling studies provide a shortlist of potential coronavirus intermediate host species.
Which Species Transmit COVID-19 to Humans? We’re Still Not Sure.
Which Species Transmit COVID-19 to Humans? We’re Still Not Sure.

Preliminary modeling studies provide a shortlist of potential coronavirus intermediate host species.

Preliminary modeling studies provide a shortlist of potential coronavirus intermediate host species.

zoonotic diseases
Cause of Viral Pneumonia Outbreak in China Unknown
Cause of Viral Pneumonia Outbreak in China Unknown
Catherine Offord | Jan 6, 2020
Health authorities have ruled out the usual suspects, leading to fears that a novel virus is causing the infections in Hubei Province.
Zoonotic Disease Research Program Shut Down
Zoonotic Disease Research Program Shut Down
Emily Makowski | Oct 28, 2019
The USAID’s Predict program, which conducted animal virus surveillance and disease outbreak prevention training, is ending after its 10-year funding run.
Isolated Ebola Cases Hard to Diagnose, Go Undetected
Isolated Ebola Cases Hard to Diagnose, Go Undetected
Munyaradzi Makoni | Jun 18, 2019
Wide availability of infection control and diagnostic resources is required to control outbreaks early.
Deforestation Tied to Changes in Disease Dynamics
Deforestation Tied to Changes in Disease Dynamics
Katarina Zimmer | Jan 29, 2019
Numerous studies link habitat destruction to malaria and other vector-borne diseases, but the relationship isn’t always clear.
New Species of Ebola Discovered
New Species of Ebola Discovered
Catherine Offord | Jul 30, 2018
The Bombali Ebola virus was identified in bats in Sierra Leone, and there’s no evidence that it has infected people or causes human disease.
Why Bats Make Such Good Viral Hosts
Why Bats Make Such Good Viral Hosts
Katarina Zimmer | May 31, 2018
The bat version of the STING protein helps dampen the mammals' immune response to infection, researchers have found.
Infographic: Researchers Aim to Predict How Pathogens Jump Species
Infographic: Researchers Aim to Predict How Pathogens Jump Species
Ashley Yeager | May 31, 2018

Understanding the factors that influence spillover could help forecast future epidemics.

 

Predicting Future Zoonotic Disease Outbreaks
Predicting Future Zoonotic Disease Outbreaks
Ashley Yeager | May 31, 2018
A step-by-step study of diseases that jump species gives subtle clues about future epidemics.
Image of the Day: Membrane Fever 
Image of the Day: Membrane Fever 
The Scientist Staff, The Scientist Staff | Nov 17, 2017
Scientists have discovered a mechanism by which the Rift Valley fever virus infects the cells of its hosts.