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Fears of a New Ebola Outbreak

When the Ebola virus resurfaced in the Democratic Republic of Congo earlier this year, health officials hoped to contain the outbreak to the east of the central...

EBOLA IS BACK IN THE U.S.

The folks in Alice, Texas, have good reason to be nervous around monkeys. Six years ago, several Philippine macaques imported by the Texas Primate Center in...

WHERE DOES EBOLA HIDE?

WHEN TWO CHILDREN FROM THE remote village of Mayibout, in Gabon, discovered a dead chimpanzee lying in the undergrowth near their home a few weeks ago, they were...

RETURN TO THE HOT ZONE

The outbreak apparently began with a 36-year-old laboratory technician identified only as "Kimfumu." He arrived at a medical clinic in the small agricultural...

David Quammen

The next great plague is out there, probably in a chimpanzee or a chicken, waiting to make the leap to humans. In his new book, Spillover: Animal Infections and...

World

The Mitt Romney Gaffe-o-Meter 1 | EUROPE Mitt Romney's seven-day tour of England, Israel and Poland--during which he met with world leaders and organized a...

Nathan Wolfe

Nathan Wolfe runs the CIA of infectious disease. The swashbuckling virologist is the founder and director of the Global Viral Forecasting Initiative (GVFI), an...

A Deadly Mystery

There's nothing like an outbreak of Ebola virus to guarantee screaming headlines. That's largely due to the mid-1990s bestseller The Hot Zone, which described...

Inside the Spore Wars

Had you listened to President Bush on Jan. 28, 2003, you might think the U.S. would have a bustling biodefense industry by now. In a State of the Union speech...

Anthrax: The Hunt Narrows

Nobody just waltzes into the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases. The lab, better known as USAMRIID, sits on the grounds of Fort Detrick,...

A Trip Inside An African Hot Zone

One of the first to die was Esther Owete. Sometime in early September, the 36-year-old from Kabedo-Opong, in northern Uganda, began complaining of "a coldness in...