2017 has brought a seemingly endless string of natural disasters, from devastating hurricanes in the Caribbean to raging wildfires out West to destructive earthquakes in Mexico. And if the fallout from one of last year’s worst natural disasters—the 2016 Ecuadorean earthquake—is any indicator, health officials need to…
An old enemy—yellow fever—is rearing its ugly head in parts of Brazil, prompting concerns that the mosquito-borne virus could spread across the Americas and into the United States. It’s a headache in the making given the severity of the disease—and the fact that vaccines are in short supply.
Researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are raising the alarm about a potential link between a mosquito-borne virus called Zika and a dramatic increase in Brazilian babies born with microcephaly—a rare condition that results in abnormally small heads.
Having stamped out a number of tropical diseases—including malaria—decades ago, is the United States today complacent about a rising wave of infectious disease?
The U.S. Food and Drug administration is considering a plan in which millions of genetically modified mosquitoes would be set loose in the Florida Keys as a way to combat the spread of tropical diseases.