Kissing bugs, also known as assassin bugs, carry a parasite linked to a disease that threatens the heart and GI tract. A recent study found that Texans may now be at a higher risk of being infected.
A collaborative team of researchers recently developed an online portal for scientists studying diseases threatening global populations of amphibians, reptiles and fish. This new system could aid in future outbreaks.
Scientists studying vitellogenin--a protein found in all egg-laying species--including fish, poultry, reptiles, amphibians and other insects--have learned that queen bees naturally innoculate young. They think this opens doors to giving pollinator vaccines.
Half the world's salamanders live in North America, doing their essential job of consuming insects and being an important part of the food chain. Do we want them to go extinct, like the Netherlands' fire salamanders, prey to a fatal fungus that may arrive on imported pets?
It's very rare for a disease to boast a 100 percent mortality rate. Rabies, for instance, is considered the deadliest disease in the world and even it has seen a handful of exceptionally lucky survivors. However, in the case of a new fungal disease sweeping through North American snakes, experts are reporting only death and more death.
Scientists did genomic sequencing to find that two Olympic visitors brought Vancouver and the surrounding province a serious measles outbreak in 2010.
Two types of mosquitoes that spread the world's most common insect-borne illness and another very serious infectious disease are now present in southern Europe and the U.S, Oxford researchers say.
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.
Researchers are currently testing male GM mosquitoes whose young die without maturing, in two locations in Brazil. They want to try Florida, too.
Trying to stay ahead of antibiotic-resistance among superbugs, researchers at MIT and Harvard have developed a new technology that targets bacteria.
Cuba today became the first nation to eliminate mother-to-child transmission of HIV and syphilis, WHO confirmed.
Insect predators such as dragonflies and other aquatic bugs may help protect us from infectious diseases, according to a new study.
We not only have to worry about extreme weather including insane megadroughts and more tornadoes with climate change, but now new research shows increased infectious diseases are also in our future.