At the frontline: the fight to curb Zika before Rio 2016

With Rio 2016 Olympics less than 70 days away, Marianne Guenot speaks to leading research scientists about the work being done to curb the Zika virus outbreak.

Scientists find link between Zika virus and neurological disease

A new study uncovers hidden complications of the Zika virus, as risk of developing neurological disease GBS increases amongst those infected.

AIDS anniversary

On June 5th, 1981, the Center for Disease Control’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) published the first report of AIDS. Entitled ‘5 cases of Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia (PCP)’, it included case studies of five previously healthy young men, all homosexuals, who had been treated for PCP, a lung condition normally seen only in severely […]

E.coli Outbreak: How Epidemiology Saved the Day

Last week scientists solved the puzzle of the recent E.coli outbreak not by high-tech molecular techniques but by plain old interviewing. The deadly bean sprouts were finally identified by a task force conducting interviews. They talked to all the people who had been infected and discovered that those who had eaten bean sprouts were nine […]