THE OUTBREAK

Editor’s note: W. Ian Lipkin is John Snow professor of epidemiology and director of the Center for Infection and Immunity at Columbia University. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely...

The US, Canadian, and Mexican governments formally agreed yesterday that during health emergencies they will share communications plans and statements with one another before releasing them to the public. The three...

Discover Magazine’s Rebecca Kreston writes about some key public health issues surrounding dogs and humans from an historical and a contemporary context. “The state of veterinary health is too rarely considered...

Saskatoon public health officials are worried about the increasing number of syphilis cases in Saskatoon. Recently, an outbreak of the sexually transmitted infection in the city was declared, prompting the University of...

Microbial Misadventures is a recurring series on Body Horrors looking at instances and incidents where human meets microbe in novel and unusual circumstances that challenge our assumptions about how infections are spread....

A recently-developed mobile phone application could make monitoring conditions such as diabetes, kidney disease, and urinary tract infections much clearer and easier for both patients and doctors, and could eventually be...

‘The Last of  Us’ is an infectious disease-related PlayStation video game that has had rave reviews from the gaming world.  The plot: hardened survivor Joel teams with young and capable companion...

The interspecies contact between us humans and the macaques is intimate, and bites and scratches are highly common – yes, yes, they are indeed biting the hand that feeds. Within local...

The habit of Googling for an online diagnosis before visiting a GP can provide early warning of an infectious disease epidemic. In a new study published in Lancet Infectious Diseases, internet-based...

Researchers at Cornell University have used classic epidemiological models to predict the future utility and popularity of social media applications.  Treating Facebook like an infectious disease shows dire consequences for these...