Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Researchers trace coronavirus outbreak in China to snakes

Emerging viral infections—from bird flu to Ebola to Zika infections—pose major threats to global public health, and understanding their origins can help investigators design defensive strategies against future outbreaks. ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Rabies: How it spreads and how to protect yourself

A 21-year-old Canadian man recently died of rabies—a disease that kills an estimated 59,000 people a year internationally but hasn't infected a person in Canada since 2007.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

How animal parasites find a home in humans

There has been a lot of buzz recently about a video shared by Oregon woman Abby Beckley removing worms from her eye. Researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a case report documenting Beckley's ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New findings shed light on complexities of emerging zoonotic malaria

Zoonotic malaria has been shown to be caused by two genetically distinct Plasmodium knowlesi parasite subpopulations associated with different monkey host species in Malaysia, according to new research published in PLOS Pathogens. ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Secrets of new SARS-like virus uncovered (Update)

A discovery that shows how a novel—and often fatal—virus infects cells may help fight a health threat that has recently emerged on the world stage, researchers report.

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