THE OUTBREAK

KUNMING, Sept. 7 (Xinhua) — As rabies sweeps across dog populations in China’s southwest Yunnan province almost 5,000 canines have been culled in an anti-rabies campaign. With 5 human deaths in...

Using tracer viruses, researchers found that contamination of just a single doorknob or table top results in the spread of viruses throughout office buildings, hotels, and health care facilities. Within 2...

The pathogens posing the greatest risk to Europe based upon a proxy for impact have been identified by University of Liverpool researchers using a ‘big data’ approach to scientific research. The...

Rabies (and rabies virus, its causative agent) is usually transmitted through the bite of an infected animal into muscle tissue of the new host. From there, the virus travels all the...

TORONTO – Canada is in the process of evacuating its three-member mobile laboratory team from Sierra Leone over concerns for the safety of the scientists as the World Health Organization investigates...

The standard thinking on MERS-CoV is that it doesn’t spread very easily, other than in healthcare settings with weak infection control precautions. A new study looking for transmission of the virus...

A World Health Organization (WHO) ethics panel said today that it’s ethical to use unlicensed experimental drugs and vaccines to fight West Africa’s Ebola epidemic, as media reports said the last...

Education helps fight the virus and overcome panic. Friday, August 08, 2014 • Ebun James-DeKam Let me preface my comments by saying responding efficiently and effectively to an Ebola outbreak would...

Editor’s note: This story was revised on Aug 7, 2014, to correct the total number of Ebola cases and deaths reported by the WHO. With the Ebola virus disease (EVD) situation...

Two US aid workers that contracted the Ebola virus in Liberia are said to be improving after receiving an experimental treatment, ZMapp, which had never been tested in humans before. While we...