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Cholera can kill with record speed. The bacterium is easy to control — if wastewater and drinking water are treated. Haiti — chronically corrupt, painfully poor, and wasted by the January quake, is paradise for the cholera bug. How is cholera prevented, and what are the enduring gifts of this deadly bug?
How is flu vaccine is made in eggs and animal cells? What is being done to protect us against a fast-changing, deadly virus?
This year’s influenza vaccine in the United States contains three strains of the influenza virus. Last March, experts at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization chose those strains based on the varieties of flu virus that were present at the end of North America’s flu season. The [...]
Just months after contaminated spinach causes grave diarrhea, another outbreak. What is E. coli O157:H7, and why is it so dangerous? Got any bright ideas for constraining this killer bug?
What is bird flu, and why don’t we have a vaccine yet? How can we contain this influenza? Would a poorly matched vaccine be worth making?
Edible vaccines offer cheap, easy solution to halt disease in developing countries, but roadblocks remain. Is this an acceptable type of gene-modified food?
As AIDS spreads, we look at some nasty predictions. What can old epidemics tell us about the future of AIDS? How will AIDS affect the African economy?
Africa to get cheap AIDS drugs, but vaccines still elusive. Why is this virus so evasive?
New treatments, new understandings offer new hope for Alzheimer’s disease.