Infectious diseases have inflicted a great deal of damage throughout the centuries, decimating entire populations. Here are some of the worst mankind has ever seen.
Texas has seen almost 2,000 cases of whooping cough this year; two babies have died. Continue reading →
A father who passed the bird flu virus to his daughter gives the first evidence that the deadly strain is contagious.
70 million doses of H1N1 swine flu vaccine prepared for an epidemic that never came will likely be destroyed.
In the aftermath of Haiti's devastating earthquakes, huge amounts of money, food, clothing, water, tents, and other supplies arrived in the country. People showed up as well: professional search and rescue personnel, epidemiologists, nurses, and doctors. And, unfortunately, many people who are offe...
Just when it seems the scandal surrounding Andrew Wakefield can't get any worse, it does.
Has a whooping cough outbreak in Washington State been caused by parents?
Researchers say they've managed to eliminate the disease in rats using transplanted pig cells.
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