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This week came news that Guinea is ebola-free. The outbreak of the disease in West Africa that spanned the last two years may be over for now, but what about the next time? And what about other diseases that can jump from animals to humans?
Lab-made coronavirus related to SARS can infect human cells.
At least every seven years or so, and predictable many months in advance, our planet pushes the reset button on our oceans and atmosphere.
The Blue Ribbon Study Panel on Biodefense to assess how much has been done
to address the biological threat and what remains undone. Despite significant progress on several
fronts, the Nation is dangerously vulnerable to a biological event.
Deep in the Borneo rainforest, Charlie Cooper joins a team of scientists tracking the animals that could host deadly viruses.
Pandemics associated with emerging infectious diseases, particularly zoonotic infections, are increasing in both frequency and impact. Over the past decade, attempts to control deadly zoonotic viruses like severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) and Middle Eastern respiratory syndrome (MERS) coronaviruses, and highly pathogenic avian influenza viruses, have been, out of necessity, almost entirely reactionary.
Human infectious diseases are unlikely to reach the same level of globalization as the people who transport them, according to new research.
One of Australia's leading bat researchers says scientists are closer to understanding how the deadly Hendra virus spreads to horses. Dr. Hume Field is a science and policy advisor with US conservation group EcoHealth Alliance.
Starvation is a real threat during an extended pandemic, but it is very hard to predict when and where it will start, researchers report in an unusual new study.
A team of scientists on the Big Island used DNA sequencing to determine the species migrated to the islands from the west coast of North America in two separate waves.
Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) on Tuesday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with EcoHealth Alliance (EHA) to mark their official collaboration in studies related to health, economy and environment.
Outbreaks of deadly animal‑to-human viruses such as Ebola could become more likely due to climate change and human encroachment into untouched natural habitats, a leading United Nations expert has warned.
EcoHealth Alliance recognizes the critical role of wildlife in ecosystem and human health. In honor of the UN's designation of March 3rd as World Wildlife Day, EcoHealth Alliance highlights the benefits of innovative conservation science for health.
In the close-knit community of Fortitude, a murder touches everyone, and the unsettling horror of the crime threatens the future of the town itself. The police chief, Sheriff Dan Anderssen (Richard Dormer), must investigate alongside Eugene Morton (Stanley Tucci), a detective who has flown into Fortitude so fast that questions are being asked about how much he knew and when. As the two cops try to make sense of the killing, each finds reasons to mistrust and suspect the other.
The recent Ebola outbreak has spread both disease and worry, though it wasn’t a pandemic. Still, it has raised interest in what the next pandemic might be — and what can be done to either stop it or prepare for it.
First the latest on impacts of the severe weather we’re seeing in the region, from roads to the power grid. Then, the battle to save the bats: we're talking with a UNH researcher about signs of resilience among bats, devastated by white-nose syndrome, and new findings about their immune systems that could lead to treatments for some human diseases.
Infectious diseases are incubating everywhere across the world—ranging from the deadly Ebola virus to the more common yet debilitating influenza—to often devastating effect. It raises the question of how large a premium should world governments pay to insulate their economies from global pandemics.
The 2015 Workshop, International One Health: Conservation Medicine Policy and Practice, will be held at Tufts University in Massachusetts from May 31st-June 6th. Research Exchange projects can take place between March and August 2015.
Three factors predict whether a new virus will cause a human pandemic.
The first step of virus hunting? Catch bats. Ecologist Kevin Olival travels around the world, looking for deadly viruses in bats. In Bangladesh, Rousettus fruit bats live in ancient ruins — and carry signs of Ebola.