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AI to help foresee Epidemic Disease Outbreaks

There have already been some powerful indicators of Artificial Intelligence’s influence to help monitor a...

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India Reports Its First Cases Of Zika Virus

India has reported its first three cases of the Zika virus, including two pregnant women who delivered healthy babies.Health Ministry officials said Sunday that the three p...

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Creating Zika-Proof Mosquitoes Means Rigging Natural Selection

OF THE MANY great things promised by Crispr gene editing technology, the ability to eliminate disease by modifying organisms might just top the list. But doing that require...

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How To Prepare For A Pandemic

No matter how you slice it, outbreaks are becoming more common. Overseas, there's been Ebola, Zika and yellow fever. And here at home, we're seeing a surge in tick-borne di...

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Five Little Known Diseases To Watch Out For In 2017

The phrase “emerging disease”, to describe an infectious disease that is new to humans or which is suddenly increasing its geographical range or number of cases...

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Preparing For The Next Epidemic: A First Step By Bill Gates

At a time when world leaders are understandably focused on terrorism and other security threats, another enemy is being largely overlooked—the next epidemic. We don&r...

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Zika Linked To Nerve Disease That Causes Paralysis In Adults

In January, Colombia saw an unusual increase in cases of Guillain-Barre Syndrome, a rare disorder where a person's immune system attacks the nervous system, in some cases t...

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This App Helps Citizens Report Deadly Mosquito Sightings

For the past two years, Spanish citizens have been using an app dubbed ‘Mosquito Alert’ to report sightings and breeding grounds of Aedes albopictus, or Tiger m...

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This Powerpuff Girls PSA Is Teaching Brazilian Kids About Zika

When it comes to fighting Zika, the World Health Organization is taking all the help it can get, including enlisting the help of cartoon-loving kids.

Zika, a mosqui...

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If We Can Make A Zika Vaccine, Why Can't We Make One For Malaria

As the Zika virus continues to spread through the Americas, researchers have been scrambling to develop a vaccine—an achievement some say we could reach within the ye...

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