Deforestation Tied to Changes in Disease Dynamics
Deforestation Tied to Changes in Disease Dynamics
Numerous studies link habitat destruction to malaria and other vector-borne diseases, but the relationship isn’t always clear.
Deforestation Tied to Changes in Disease Dynamics
Deforestation Tied to Changes in Disease Dynamics

Numerous studies link habitat destruction to malaria and other vector-borne diseases, but the relationship isn’t always clear.

Numerous studies link habitat destruction to malaria and other vector-borne diseases, but the relationship isn’t always clear.

zoonotic diseases
New Species of Ebola Discovered
New Species of Ebola Discovered
Catherine Offord | Jul 31, 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 | Jun 1, 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 | Jun 1, 2018

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

 

Predicting Future Zoonotic Disease Outbreaks
Predicting Future Zoonotic Disease Outbreaks
Ashley Yeager | Jun 1, 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.
Mapping Zoonotic Disease
Mapping Zoonotic Disease
Jef Akst | Jun 14, 2016
Researchers aim to predict new infectious disease outbreaks that spread from animals to humans.
Novel Hantavirus Infection Method
Novel Hantavirus Infection Method
Bob Grant | Jul 3, 2015
Researchers find that the potentially deadly virus uses cholesterol to gain access to cells.
The Lies That Scars Tell
The Lies That Scars Tell
Kerry Grens | Jul 1, 2015
Macaque trainers in Bangladesh are often bitten by their monkeys, but rarely infected by a particular simian retrovirus.
Model Predicts Zoonotic Hot Spots
Model Predicts Zoonotic Hot Spots
Kerry Grens | May 19, 2015
The midwestern U.S. and central Asia are at high risk for new disease outbreaks from pathogen-bearing rodents, according to a study.