The emergence of SARS-CoV-2 virus variants that are adding twists in the battle against COVID-19 highlight the need for better genomic monitoring of the virus, says Katia Koelle, associate professor of biology at Emory University.
A bogus claim circulating social media — one that purports that “only 6%” of the reported COVID-19 deaths in the U.S. are solely attributable to the new coronavirus — is dangerously misleading, infectious disease experts
West Nile virus, Lyme disease, Ebola virus. And now: 2019 nCoV? “Just rolls off the tongue, doesn’t it?” said Trevor Hoppe, a researcher at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, who has studied the
A mom in the United Kingdom is sharing photos of her son’s scary injury to warn others about a life-threatening medical condition. Alexandra Ruddy’s eight-year-old son developed sepsis after falling and injuring himself on a
When it comes to race, it’s a privilege to say we “don’t see color” — and writer Mathangi Subramanian just shared a powerful message about why it’s so important for white parents to talk to
A 3-year-old girl who was born with an extremely rare condition that caused her legs to bend backward was recently able to walk for the first time after undergoing a life-changing surgery. Victoria Komada, who’s from Poland, has bilateral tibial
Liver cells have an innate resistance to RNA viral infections like hepatitis A, dengue and Zika thanks to a protein called IRF1, according to researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC)
Pretty much everyone in my family is sick right now with some kind of cold and cough. So I’m sure my mother thought she was being helpful when she shared an article on Facebook this
2018 was a record year for tick – 2019 could be worse In the year 2018, the highest number of ticks was seen, which was ever documented in Germany – a record-breaking year for ticks.