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Camels are MERS Reservoirs
Bob Grant | Nov 9, 2014
Researchers have concluded that these animals, known as the “ships of the desert,” can ferry the deadly coronavirus, perhaps infecting people.
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.
Bats a Source of MERS?
Kate Yandell | Aug 23, 2013
A fragment of viral RNA isolated from an Egyptian tomb bat matches viral RNA isolated from the first human victim of the novel coronavirus.
Novel Virus Entry Portal Found
Sabrina Richards | Mar 13, 2013
Researchers identify the target protein of a recently discovered human coronavirus, shedding light on infection and possible interspecies spread.
Ebola from Pigs to Monkeys
Ed Yong | Nov 15, 2012
A deadly Ebola virus can spread from pigs to monkeys without direct contact, pointing to pig farms as a possible contributor to outbreaks.
Second Victim of Hantavirus
Jef Akst | Aug 28, 2012
Another person has died from the rodent-borne disease after visiting Yosemite National Park.
Zoo Virus Swap
Cristina Luiggi | Aug 17, 2012
A polar bear in a German zoo dies after contracting a virus normally found in zebras.
Deadly Bovine Disease Ousted
Cristina Luiggi | Jun 30, 2011
United Nation officials declare rinderpest the first animal disease to be fully eradicated.