Researchers have discovered that the vast majority of infected hives can be traced back to one source -- the European honeybee, which is consistenly traded and imported to North America.
In order to monitor monkeys that come into close contact with humans and may spread pandemic-causing diseases, scientists have found a new way to test the primates.
A deadly fungus that has been ravaging amphibian populations across the world has somehow found its way to the isolated island of Madagascar, according to new surveys. And that's the stuff of nightmares for conservationists, as the island happens to boast countless frog species, 99 percent of which can be found nowhere else in the world.
The deadly Ebola pandemic that continues to sweep through West Africa is likely spreading to a decent portion of affected communities through the improper treatment and burial of confirmed and suspected infection victims. Now the World Health Organization (WHO) has revealed new protocols that they believe will help facilitate the safe-but-dignified burial of Ebola victims.
Good news from the scientific front in the fight against Ebola. Researchers have determine that an inhalable version of an experimental Ebola vaccine is not only possible, its proven to be very promising in animal testing, doing just as well as an injected version.
Experts have decoded the genetic factors that contribute to an Ebola patient's susceptibility to the virus, potentially helping to determine who faces the greatest risk of deadly symptoms.
Earlier today, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) confirmed that a new imported case of Ebola has developed in an American health worker. His chances of survival look positive, and experts are saying that his blood, along with the blood of other survivors, could potentially help treat the disease.
A United States health worker has tested positive for the Ebola virus, making them the first US citizen to contract the infection and the second person to come down with symptoms while in the country. Still, experts are quick to note that the victim was caring for the first US case, and the disease is likely still contained.
A quiet and deadly infection has been sweeping across amphibian populations for the past decade, utterly decimating some groups on a pandemic scale and utterly overlooking others. So what's going on here? Now researchers look to genetics for the answer.
The origins of the AIDS global pandemic has been traced to the 1920s in a small city called Kinshasa. Now an international team of scientists are saying that this information can help us better understand the history of the deadly disease.
Just last month the Chinese government sealed off a city of more than 100,000 people, fearing the spread of a plague outbreak. More than 151 people exposed to the deadly disease were quarantined in that time, and one middle-aged man died from the infamous bacterial infection that is commonly called the Black Death. NWN looks at why and how the plague is still around today.Just last month the Chinese government sealed off a city of more than 100,000 people, fearing the spread of a plague outbreak. More than 151 people exposed to the deadly disease were quarantined in that time, and one middle-aged man died from the infamous bacterial infection that is commonly called the Black Death.
A flu virus that health officials have called "the mother of all pandemics" has resurfaced for the first time in nearly a century - in a lab. Now experts are questioning the wisdom of bringing something so deadly back into the world.