Researchers around the world are working together to control the coronavirus outbreak, now known as COVID-19. This is what's behind the global effort to develop a...
There's no evidence the new coronavirus is airborne. It appears to spread by larger droplets, direct contact and contaminated surfaces or objects.
Poor communication and misinformation is yet another way an epidemic can cause harm. So it's important health authorities get their messaging right.
New contagious diseases are scary. They frighten us because they are unknown and unpredictable - and media coverage can increase those fears.
The coronavirus outbreak in China will have an impact on the United States economy - however the recent trade war may have cushioned the blow.
Misinformation about coronavirus COVID-19 is spreading faster than the disease.
China's communist party impacts the pace of research, including for the new coronavirus, COVID-19.
The coronavirus is still spreading in China, and the doctor who warned Chinese officials early on about a possible outbreak is now dead. But in the US, some think...
The United States and the world depend upon production of pharmaceuticals in China. How does the coronavirus place that supply at risk?
Immigrants experienced stigma and blame during the Ebola crisis when in fact many were instrumental in stopping the spread of the disease. A scholar who studied...
Viruses are small enough to pass through filters, including face masks. Disabling viruses with electrically charged gases could be a better way to curb airborne...
Epidemiologists want to quickly identify any emerging disease's potential to spread far and wide. Dependent on a number of factors, this R0 number helps them figure...
What is a pandemic, and why does the term matter?
The world is focused on a new coronavirus. Understanding how viruses make the jump from animals to humans is crucial for global health.
Even before people understood how germs spread disease, they tried to isolate the sick to keep them from infecting others.
The novel coronavirus spreading outward from Wuhan, China, will get an assist from a subset of infected people who transmit it to many others.