Michaeleen Doucleff

Michaeleen Doucleff appears in the following:

A Taste For Pork Helped A Deadly Virus Jump To Humans

Saturday, February 25, 2017

People were dropping dead in Malaysia, and no one could figure out why their brains were swelling. A young scientist solved the mystery. Then he had to get people to believe him.


The Next Pandemic Could Be Dripping On Your Head

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Bats, birds and tourists love a good cave. And so do viruses. Scientists say this mixture could trigger a deadly outbreak.


Why Killer Viruses Are On The Rise

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

If you think there are more dangerous infectious diseases than ever, you're right. One big reason: pushing animals like this one out of their homes.


MAP: Find Out What New Viruses Are Emerging In Your Backyard

Tuesday, February 07, 2017

Over the past 60 years, the number of new diseases cropping up in a decade has almost quadrupled. "We're in a hyperinfectious world," says one scientist.


How Dangerous Is Zika For Babies, Really?

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

One big part of the puzzle: Why have there been so many microcephaly cases in the northeastern tip of Brazil?


Scientists Announce Ebola Vaccine

Friday, December 23, 2016

Scientists announced Thursday that they created a safe, effective vaccine to prevent Ebola. They don't know yet how long the protection will last, but it will bring outbreaks to a screeching halt.


First Ebola Vaccine Likely To Stop The Next Outbreak

Thursday, December 22, 2016

The results are in from the clinical trials of a new vaccine — and it looks like a potent weapon. In fact, they are already stockpiling it.


Million-Year-Old 'Hero Bug' Emerges From Cave

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Scientists were shocked to see what happened when this ancient bacterium encountered modern antibiotics.


Going Bare Down There May Boost The Risk Of STDs

Tuesday, December 06, 2016

Next time you get a Brazilian wax or do a little manscaping, you may be getting more than you bargained for. Banishing hair downstairs may increase the risk of sexually transmitted infections.


Zika No Longer Global 'Health Emergency,' WHO Declares

Friday, November 18, 2016

But it's too early to say whether the epidemic isn't has bad as the agency first predicted back in February.


How You Can Stop Antibiotic Resistance (And Still Eat Bacon)

Thursday, November 17, 2016

"This is an avoidable disaster," says one expert. And there are at least three things you can do to help.


Medieval Leprosy Lurks In British Squirrels

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Leprosy has been long gone from Great Britain. Or so we thought.


Mutant Ebola May Have Caused Explosive Outbreak

Thursday, November 03, 2016

Two studies show that Ebola virus mutated early in the West Africa outbreak, becoming much more infectious and thus able to kill more people.


Researchers Clear 'Patient Zero' From AIDS Origin Story

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

A Canadian flight attendant had been blamed by media for years for bringing HIV to the U.S. A new study proves that's impossible. The virus that took hold came from Haiti in the early 1970s.


Killing Reindeer To Stop Anthrax Could Snuff Out A Nomadic Culture

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Zombie bacteria in defrosting reindeer carcasses brought anthrax back to Siberia. Now the government wants to slaughter 250,000 reindeer to stop the spread.


Pregnant Women Should Consider Not Traveling To Southeast Asia

Thursday, September 29, 2016

U.S. health officials are advising pregnant women to postpone travel to parts of Southeast Asia because of the risk of catching Zika. Recent outbreaks have occurred in Singapore and Thailand.


U.N. Pledges To Fight Antibiotic Resistance In Historic Agreement

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Drug resistance is no longer a matter of health. It could have massive implications for the world's economy and food supply.


Epic Climate Cartoon Goes Viral, But It Has One Key Problem

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

People talk a lot about the warming of the Earth by a few degrees. Now a cartoon shows you what it looks like.


Blame It On The Boys: How To Stop Vampire Bats From Spreading Rabies

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Poisoning these thirsty critters doesn't work. But researchers think they're finally getting close to figuring out a plan.


Does Asia Have A Secret Weapon Against Zika?

Friday, September 09, 2016

Southeast Asia has all the right ingredients for a massive outbreak. But it also has a hidden advantage that could keep the virus from spreading.