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An American medical worker who may have been exposed to Ebola while working in the Democratic Republic of Congo was flown back to the US on Saturday.
An Ebola case has been discovered in a city of 1.2 million people — a ‘game changer’ that makes fighting the outbreak much more diff...
Health officials have confirmed that an infected person was found in a city of 1.2 million, meaning Ebola has spread beyond the town it was first spotted in. Ebola in an urban area is much more dangerous, since that dramatically increases the possibility that the disease could spread rapidly.
Bill Gates says a pandemic flu could kill 30 million people — these are the deadly diseases that scare experts the most
Somewhere on the planet, there's an organism or organisms — likely bacteria or a virus — that could kill tens of millions if it started to spread among people. Many experts think a global pandemic disease, whether naturally occurring or engineered, is the greatest threat humanity faces right now.
A new Ebola outbreak has infected 32 people — and the White House official in charge of responses to global pandemics just left
An Ebola virus outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo has sickened 32, with 18 deaths reported so far. The same day the outbreak was announced, the White House official in charge of global pandemic response stepped down. He is not being replaced.
Bill Gates thinks an infectious disease outbreak could kill 30 million people in the next decade — but the US is cutting efforts to prevent glob...
Diseases know no national borders and can jump from one species to another. Many experts think that we need to be better prepared to prevent future outbreaks.
Vaccines prime the body's immune system to fight an infection. Researchers are finding ways to use vaccines to tackle diseases like cancer and drug addiction.
CDC researchers found the genetic material for 27 viruses in human semen, and they suspect there may be many more.
The next pandemic is coming. It's a disturbing reality that's clear to experts — but ignored by the rest of us. Here are five scientists' biggest fears.
The case was confirmed from tests on nine people who came down with a hemorrhagic fever in the northeast of the country.
Dr. Raj Panjabi, a Harvard Medical School doctor and the co-founder of Last Mile Health, just won the $1 million TED Prize for his Community Health Academy.