We began by exploring the difference between eradicating and controlling viruses.

COVID, the "stomach flu", RSV, influenza, measles, and the common cold all have two things in common: 1) They are all highly contagious; 2) They are all caused by viruses and will make you miserable.

There are signs of a mid-summer surge in COVID-19 cases, particularly in the South and West, that have

Smallpox and rinderpest have been relegated to the dustbin of history. Thanks to vaccines and a massive, coordinated global effort, these two viruses have been wiped off the face of the Earth.

There's something irresistible about conspiracy theories.

The common cold is one of the banes of our existence. No matter how healthy you are, how many vegetables you eat, and how much you exercise, you will not avoid the common cold.

Several major airlines have cancelled flights into China because of the Wuhan coronavirus (also called 2019-nCoV). The U.S. State Department has gone further by issuing a "do not travel" warning for China.

Former Senator Kay Hagan of North Carolina died yesterday at the age of 66 from complications caused by an infection with the Powassan virus. What is that?

Though the sciences of microbiology and public health have largely made infectious disease an afterthought for most people in the developed world, microbes have not gone away.