West African ministers held emergency talks Thursday on containing the worst Ebola outbreak in history, hoping to halt the virus' deadly rampage after a jump in the number of deaths.
Timing is everything to Elena Naumova. A professor of civil and environmental engineering, Naumova was investigating outbreaks of waterborne infectious diseases in Vellore, in southern India, with an international ...
An outbreak of cholera has spread outside of war-torn South Sudan's capital Juba for the first time since the deadly disease appeared last month, health officials said Tuesday.
Health officials in Sierra Leone say there have been two deaths from Ebola and a dozen other cases of the deadly disease.
An outbreak of antibiotic-resistant salmonella linked to a California chicken company continues even after more than a year.
An outbreak of cholera in South Sudan has killed 23 people and infected at least 670, aid officials said Tuesday, warning the outbreak of the deadly disease could still get worse.
The Gambia has lifted a ban on flights from Liberia and Sierra Leone imposed at the peak of the Ebola virus outbreak as Guinea said the spread of the deadly virus had "slowed significantly".
Health workers have made dramatic progress in controlling an Ebola outbreak in West Africa in recent weeks, a doctor with the World Health Organization said Friday.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the U.S. is seeing the largest outbreak of measles in decades. In 2000 the disease was considered eliminated from the country thanks to vaccines, but a combination ...
The first case of MERS, a dangerous respiratory virus that originated in the Middle East and has a high death rate, has been confirmed in the United States, officials said Friday.
Guinea's Ebola outbreak is under control, but the death toll could rise above the current 74 because sick patients remain in hospital, the president said Wednesday.
The doctor has beaten the odds and survived Ebola, but he still has one more problem: The stigma carried by the deadly disease.
Bearded dragons have joined the list of pets that can give you salmonella poisoning.
The government's latest report card on food poisoning is out, and it has some good news: a drop in illnesses from salmonella.
A new field called genomic epidemiology is taking advantage of the rapidly reduced costs of next-generation DNA sequencing to better inform public health officials faced with ongoing outbreaks.