Health authorities in parts of Asia have encouraged all citizens to wear masks in public to prevent the spread of the virus.
Outbreaks and Epidemics
George Gao oversees 2,000 employees as the director-general of the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention.
More than 200 million pregnant women around the world are potentially at risk of infection with the new virus.
Researchers are now gearing up to scour the patients’ genomes for DNA variations that explain this mystery.
COVID-19 isn’t the first infectious disease scientists have modeled—Ebola and Zika are recent examples—but never has so much depended on their work.
When cholera broke out just months after a devastating earthquake, Haiti’s health system was pushed to the brink. The extraordinary rearguard action that followed offers an object lesson in dealing with a public health crisis.
Children in Northern Uganda were hit by a devastating illness that mysteriously disappeared, leaving victims with severe developmental disabilities and psychiatric disturbances.
How the World Health Organization is battling bullets, politics and a deadly virus in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
As refugees flee conflict in South Sudan, the burden of HIV grows, in part because of rampant sexual violence.
Health clinics in Ugandan refugee camps provide services to South Sudanese women who have survived sexual violence.
Amy Maxmen talks with Nature about the World Health Organization's decision against declaring the DRC's Ebola outbreak an international emergency, and about her visit to an armed Ebola treatment centre.
On a remote Melanesian island, a Spanish doctor has revived the 60-year-old quest to eradicate a disfiguring disease