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Jul 29, 2014 04:42 AM ET
"The plague" -- with its bubonic, pneumonic, and septicemic variants -- has been taking lives in the most gruesome of ways for thousands of years. It made its deadly bones way back in the 14th century, but guess what: It's still here.
Jul 28, 2014 07:30 AM ET // AFP
An American doctor and a U.S. missionary who had been battling West Africa's Ebola epidemic have fallen sick with the disease in Liberia.
Jul 25, 2014 11:30 AM ET // AFP
The death toll numbers are up from the deadly disease and the number of cases has surpassed 1,000.
Jul 11, 2014 11:30 AM ET // Sheila M. Eldred
Skin does much more than most people probably suspect.
Jul 11, 2014 02:20 PM ET // Tia Ghose, LiveScience
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is now running tests on six forgotten vials of smallpox recently discovered in an unsecured laboratory.
Jun 18, 2014 01:12 PM ET
Malaria kills more than half a million people a year, with the female mosquito being 100% responsible for the mass murder. Could scientists hack the reproductive process of mosquitoes such that, over time, no more female babies are born?
Jun 16, 2014 02:00 PM ET // Agata Blaszczak Boxe, LiveScience
A herpes virus that infects humans originated in chimpanzees before it jumped into early human ancestors, according to a new study.
May 29, 2014 02:00 PM ET // Richard Farrell
The bacteria that cause the illness may have been lurking around for 15 million years -- long before humans walked on Earth.
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