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The chickenpox vaccine keeps kids safe from more than just itchy red spots
The U.S. could lose its measles elimination status
2019 has been a record-breaking year for this rare, deadly virus
Researchers may finally know what’s causing the mysterious polio-like illness in kids
The U.S. came within a needle’s width of losing its measles elimination status
Everything you need to know about getting tested for coronavirus
Yes, the new coronavirus is mutating—but that’s not a bad thing
Only more measles cases will make people take vaccinations seriously
Fight viruses in your home without making bacteria stronger
What we know about the polio-like illness paralyzing children—and what we don’t
It’s not a good idea to just let your kids get chickenpox
How to disinfect public surfaces during a pandemic (and whether you even need to)
Are doctors trying too many experimental COVID-19 treatments?
COVID-19 hurts rural areas, too, even if it’s not obvious
COVID-19 tests are far from perfect, but accuracy isn’t the biggest problem
COVID-19 surface tests can’t make public spaces safe just yet
The US just had its deadliest day of the pandemic yet. June could be worse.
See which states still have increasing rates of COVID-19
Flu season’s been pretty quiet this year—here’s why
Vets, farmers, and zookeepers can help prevent the next pandemic
Can we predict flu outbreaks?
This map shows where the invasive Asian longhorned tick could spread in the U.S.
Earth’s cold storage is melting. Here’s what’s oozing out.
Meet America’s Anti-Anti-Science Crusader
The Month In Plagues: Dengue Fever In Hawaii, Gene Drive Mosquitoes, And More
Celebrating The Good Viruses Of 2015
Fighting Cholera Via Satellite
Protecting nature could prevent the next pandemic
How To Rob A Bank [Infographic]
A Virus-Powered Battery
Adenovirus is normally harmless—here’s why some outbreaks turn deadly
Researchers Use Modified Rabies Viruses To Map The Brain
The Cold Catches a Cold
A mysterious polio-like illness in children has the CDC baffled
The Month In Plagues: A New Malaria Vaccine, Brain-Controlling Parasites, And More
FDA Approves Use Of Engineered Herpes Virus To Treat Cancer
The Month In Plagues: Zika Virus, Bugs In Your Home, And More
U.S. Confirms First Case Of Zika Virus Transmitted Through Sex
This Robot Vomits So You Won’t Have To
Do I have a cold or the flu?
The Complex Rise of a Deadly Disease
Viruses Can Be Genetically Modified To Transmit Energy
First Video of a Virus Being Born
Fun Times! Come Learn About the Next Deadly Outbreak
Some Viruses Have Their Own Immune Systems
This Test Can Detect Any Virus That Infects Humans
Scientists Capture HIV Spreading Through The Body In Real Time
The Month In Plagues: Dengue In India, Ancient Plague Fleas, And More
Are viruses alive? New evidence says yes
Fighting Staph Through Viral Infection
Nathan Wolfe: Did We Mention This Guy Was Brilliant?
How Do You Know If You Have A Tickborne Illness?
Knees Are The New Window to the Soul
A female Ebola survivor infected her family more than a year after she had the illness
The Month In Plagues: NYC Legionnaires’ Disease Outbreak, Vomiting Robots, And More
Masks help prevent the spread of the coronavirus—here’s a breakdown of how effective they are
Do Jet Hand Dryers Really Spread More Germs Than Paper Towels?
Researcher Charged With Smuggling Stolen Ebola Virus
Nasty Parasite Made Nastier By Virus Living In It
Tourists May Have Spread HIV
The Month In Plagues: A New Ebola Vaccine, Black Market Therapeutic Parasites, And More
You should reboot and update your router to protect from malware
Hepatitis C Deaths Hit A Record High
Ebola Virus Cured in Monkeys a Full Day After Infection