With the recent measles outbreak linked to a certain famous mouse's home turf in California, the spotlight has been thrown back onto a disease that was thought largely eradicated in the United States.
Flatulence, diarrhea, rashes and other health issues have been with some humans and their ancestors for up to a million or more years.
DNA has been observed moving from one cell to another for the first time in animals.
Insect-eating bats that inhabited a hollow tree in a remote village in Guinea may have been the source of the world's biggest Ebola epidemic.
Dr. Victor Willoughby, who contracted the disease on Saturday, was the 11th doctor in his country to die from the deadly disease.
Feces-contaminated water causes illness and death for nearly 1 million children under the age of 5 ever year, according to the United Nations. And 14% of the global population has to defecate in the open. Trace explains why toilets matter so much.
The Ebola virus is no match for these 10 things that can kill it upon direct contact.
Spats between politicians and the public over how to react to the Ebola virus may threaten public trust and could keep workers from going to Africa.
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