The only way to know the risk of Powassan virus is to collect more data. But that's not as easy as it sounds. The post Lyme Isn't the Only Disease Ticks Are Spreading This Summer appeared first on WIRED.
Six people are in the hospital, three people have died, and at least five of them tested positive for Ebola. The post Ebola Returns, and Central Africa's Virus Hunters Are Ready appeared first on WIRED.
Misinformation targeted at Somali-American communities in Minneapolis is fueling the state's biggest outbreak in three decades. The post Anti-Vaxxers Brought Their War to Minnesota—Then Came Measles appeared first on WIRED.
Like many health studies examining relationships between bacon and cancer, salt and obesity, or sugar and heart disease, the science here is not settled. The post Do Cats Cause Schizophrenia? Believe the Science, Not the Hype appeared first on WIRED.
New evidence shows Zika causes brain malformations in babies with normal-sized heads, changing the way doctors diagnose and monitor the disease. The post A Clue to the Mystery of Colombia's Missing Zika Cases appeared first on WIRED.
Epidemiologists work to prevent epidemics, but they also can’t study really epidemics without one happening. Mass gatherings like the Olympics are a learning opportunity. The post If You Want to Study Disease, the Olympics Are Where to Be appeared first on WIRED.
While it’s true that evidence showing flossing improves dental health is lacking, you should probably keep doing it. The post Hey Sorry Everyone But You Should Probably Keep Flossing appeared first on WIRED.
A yellow fever outbreak in Angola shines a harsh light on the shortage of vaccines. The post Yellow Fever's Comeback Was Utterly Avoidable, But We Blew It appeared first on WIRED.
Some scientists are looking for human DNA in mosquitoes to understand mosquito-borne disease. The post Blood in a Mosquito's Belly Could Reveal How Diseases Spread appeared first on WIRED.