Michaeleen Doucleff

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#CuriousGoat: Will Climate Change Help Ticks And Mosquitoes Spread Disease?

Friday, April 21, 2017

The disease-spreading bugs are creeping north in the states. But will they bring diseases like Lyme and Zika with them?


Is Yellow Fever Knocking At Our Door?

Friday, April 14, 2017

An outbreak in Brazil isn't slowing down as predicted. Dr. Anthony Fauci calls it "a potential threat" to the U.S.


The Unexpected Cause Of This Awful Disease Lay Right Underfoot

Monday, April 10, 2017

Farmers in a remote Ugandan tropical forest suffered from an excruciatingly painful foot ailment. Usually parasitic worms are the cause — but not this time.


As Measles Surges In Europe, Officials Brace For A Rough Year

Friday, April 07, 2017

If you're traveling this spring, be sure you're vaccinated. 2017 is shaping to be bad year for the measles, with thousands of cases in Italy and Romania. And vaccine coverage is stagnating worldwide.


51 Babies Born With Zika-Related Birth Defects In The U.S. Last Year

Tuesday, April 04, 2017

The Zika virus continues to impact a small number of pregnant women and their babies in the U.S., and there is no sign of it slowing down. "Zika is here to stay," the CDC's acting director says.


Why Didn't Zika Cause A Surge In Microcephaly In 2016?

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Scientists predicted that more than 1,000 babies would be born with the birth defect in Brazil last year. That never happened. Why?


Fewer Zika-Linked Birth Defects Than Expected

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Scientists expected a surge of severe birth defects in Brazil because of the Zika outbreak. But that didn't happen last year. Researchers are re-examining the link between Zika and birth defects.


Powdered Vaccine Raises Hopes Of Stopping A Top Killer Of Kids

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

It's aimed at rotavirus, a nasty pathogen that can cause diarrhea and kills more than 500 children a day. The secret to the vaccine is the same thing that makes space ice cream so cool.


Who Has The Healthiest Hearts In The World?

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Move over Japanese women. You've been dethroned as the population with the healthiest hearts. This group of people can fight off heart disease even into their 80s. What's their secret?


#CuriousGoat: How To Prepare For A Pandemic

Friday, March 17, 2017

A pandemic is likely to crop up in the next few decades, many scientists predict. To help readers prepare, NPR created its first-ever Pandemic Preparedness Kit. But it's not your traditional kit.


Beyond Lyme: New Tick-Borne Diseases On The Rise In U.S.

Saturday, March 11, 2017

The world is seeing more and more new diseases, and the U.S. is no exception. We're living in a hot spot for tick-borne diseases. Some are deadly. The key to stopping them may be an unlikely critter.


Did You Get Bit By A Lyme-Infested Tick? Here's What To Do

Monday, March 06, 2017

One scientist is predicting a risky year for tick-borne Lyme disease in the Northeast, and it's spreading. But don't panic. We've got tips.


Forbidding Forecast For Lyme Disease In The Northeast

Monday, March 06, 2017

Lyme disease is spreading, and this summer is shaping up as a whopper. Why has the tick-borne illness gotten so bad? The answer traces back to something the colonists did more than 200 years ago.


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.