In Mexicali, Mexico, an uncontrolled epidemic of Rocky Mountain spotted fever, one of the deadliest tickborne diseases in the Americas, has affected more than 1,000 people since 2008. A binational team...

In a study published today in the Nature Communications, researchers from King’s College London have shown how skin vaccination can generate protective CD8 T-cells that are recruited to the genital...

Current vaccination policies may not be sufficient to achieve and maintain measles elimination and prevent future resurgence in Australia, Ireland, Italy, the UK and the US, according to a study published...

Bedbugs – some of the most unwanted human bed-mates – have been parasitic companions with other species aside from humans for more than 100 million years, walking the earth at the same time...

According to a new joint study conducted by scientists at Global Lyme Alliance (GLA) and Brown University, more than two million people in the United States could suffer profound disability from post-treatment...

Newly published maps reveal, for the first time, where anthrax poses global risks to people, livestock and wildlife. Popularly viewed as a frightening airborne agent of bioterrorism, the bacteria that...

New research recently published in the journal, The Lancet Infectious Diseases identifies the 25 counties in the US most at risk for a measles outbreak. Topping the list includes Cook County, Il, Los...

The deadly Nipah virus, which is carried by bats and occasionally infects people, is more likely to be transmitted from person to person when the infected patient is older, male and/or has breathing difficulties,...

Almost 15 years after first proposing programs of mass drug administration – now referred to by the World Health Organization as ‘preventive chemotherapy’ – to treat or prevent seven neglected...

A recently published study from Iowa State University medical entomologists found transmission of West Nile virus most often occurs in Iowa’s western counties, where the data also found the heaviest...