For the first time, scientists document monkey feeding on bats. Experts say this could provide clues on how zoonotic pathogens spread to other animal groups, including humans.
Nearly half of all camels in Kenya have been infected by the virus that causes Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), a new study shows. These findings shed light on the role the desert animals might play in transmitting this emerging disease to humans.
An ancient flea caught in amber has accompanying bacteria that strongly resembles the forms of the bubonic plague. An Oregon State researcher recently published findings about this fossil from the Dominican Republic.
A 16-year-old's design of a silk-containing card that will transport disease antibodies (Ebola, HIV and others) without refrigeration for up to a week. It is low-cost and intended to test even patients who lack symptoms.