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A microscopic view of adenovirus.

A freshman at the University of Maryland died after getting adenovirus — here’s what to know about the common illness

There have been nine cases of adenovirus-associated illness at the University of Maryland, including one case that resulted in student's death.
EDs aren't just mental illnesses — they can have wide-ranging physical effects.

11 children have died after a virus outbreak in New Jersey — here’s what to know about the illness

11 children have died after an outbreak of adenovirus infected patients at a medical facility, according to health officials in New Jersey.
Symptoms of monkeypox on patients' hands.

Three people in England have been diagnosed with monkeypox — here’s what to know about the illness

Three people in England have been diagnosed with monkeypox, according to health officials. Monkeypox is a rare viral illness that is primarily transmitted from animals to humans. Experts say it doesn't spread easily among humans, and most cases are mild and clear up on their own within a few weeks.

One of Apple’s key chip manufacturers was hit with a virus that targets Windows computers — and it took nearly 3 days to recover

Apple supplier TSMC was hit by a virus over the weekend. TSMC makes the processors that are currently used in the iPhone X and iPhone 8 to Apple's specifications.
This high resolution image shows the structure of Zika virus. The three envelope glycoproteins (E) are colored in yellow, blue and red and the glycan is colored in green.

The most detailed image of the Zika virus ever captured might reveal a way to fight the birth-defect causing disease

Zika can cause babies to be born with neurological damage and microcephaly (a particularly small head and underdeveloped brain) if a pregnant woman is infected. Researchers just created the most detailed three-dimensional image ever of the virus.
The virus is carried by a relative of the Aedes aegypti mosquitoes that carry Zika.

A mosquito virus that had never been identified in humans was found in a Florida boy — here’s what to know about the Keystone virus

A Keystone virus infection has been confirmed in a human for the first time. The virus is known to be widespread, and it comes from a virus family that's known to cause brain inflammation. It's another reminder that there are always emerging disease to watch for.
A biological technician wearing a Level C PAPR protective suit climbs up a ladder to inspect a decontamination tent covering Smailholm village hall in southern Scotland, which was the scene of an Anthrax outbreak in July 2006.

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.

How to figure out if you have a cold or the flu — and the best way to treat it

The symptoms of a cold and the flu can often look the same, but there are some key differences. Allergies are a third variable to consider.

The only things you should do to help beat a cold or the flu

There are several research-backed steps you can take to fight off both viruses — whether you're already sick or just trying to defend yourself.
Doctors Without Borders (MSF) staffer Alex Eilert Paulsen watches as mattresses and bed frames burn at the Ebola Treatment Unit (ETU) on January 31, 2015 in Paynesville, Liberia.

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.