Michaeleen Doucleff appears in the following:
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.
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.
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.
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.
Wednesday, December 28, 2016
One big part of the puzzle: Why have there been so many microcephaly cases in the northeastern tip of Brazil?
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.
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.
Saturday, December 10, 2016
Scientists were shocked to see what happened when this ancient bacterium encountered modern antibiotics.
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.
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.
Thursday, November 17, 2016
"This is an avoidable disaster," says one expert. And there are at least three things you can do to help.
Thursday, November 10, 2016
Leprosy has been long gone from Great Britain. Or so we thought.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Tuesday, September 13, 2016
Poisoning these thirsty critters doesn't work. But researchers think they're finally getting close to figuring out a plan.
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.