Infectious Disease : Shots - Health News Infectious Disease
Stories About

Infectious Disease

Aedes aegypti mosquitoes, which have been known to carry the Zika virus, buzz in a laboratory in Cucuta, Colombia. Ricardo Mazalan/AP hide caption

toggle caption
Ricardo Mazalan/AP

'Nobody Is Immune': Bracing For Zika's First Summer In The U.S.

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/483774367/483873468" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

A silver-haired bat, the type that transmitted rabies to a woman in Wyoming after apparently biting her while she slept. Lyn Alweis/Denver Post via Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Lyn Alweis/Denver Post via Getty Images

Aedes aegypti mosquito photographed through a microscope. Felipe Dana/AP hide caption

toggle caption
Felipe Dana/AP

CDC: 157 Pregnant Women In The U.S. Have Tested Positive For Zika

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/478835112/478886195" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

In some parts of the country, this might require bug spray. Steven Errico/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Steven Errico/Getty Images

Who Should Be Worried About Zika And What Should They Do?

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/478251289/478337188" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Kelli Glenn holds a photo of her father while he was in the hospital. Meredith Rizzo/NPR hide caption

toggle caption
Meredith Rizzo/NPR

Suddenly Paralyzed, 2 Men Struggle To Recover From Guillain-Barre

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/476494277/478188388" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

More than 20,000 babies in the U.S. were born with congenital rubella syndrome during an outbreak of rubella in 1964-65. A vaccine developed in 1969 helped curb the virus's spread but hasn't eliminated it worldwide. Public Health Image Library/CDC hide caption

toggle caption
Public Health Image Library/CDC

Lessons From Rubella Suggest Zika's Impact Could Linger

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/470683695/471474848" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Standing water and abandoned tires make Houston's Fifth Ward hospitable for mosquitoes. Courtesy of Anna Grove Photography hide caption

toggle caption
Courtesy of Anna Grove Photography

Houston Prepares Now For Zika's Potential Arrival This Summer

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/470683503/471316398" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Mariel Mohns and Mustafa Rasheed are working in a University of Wisconsin lab that's trying to figure out how Zika virus could be damaging fetuses. Courtesy of Kristi L. Hall hide caption

toggle caption
Courtesy of Kristi L. Hall

Scientists Report In Real Time On Challenging Zika Research

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/469653715/469692294" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

A woman who is six months pregnant shows a photo of her ultrasound at the IMIP hospital in Recife, Pernambuco state, Brazil, on Wednesday. Scientists are trying to figure out how Zika virus may be affecting fetuses. Felipe Dana/AP hide caption

toggle caption
Felipe Dana/AP

Study Finds Multiple Problems In Fetuses Exposed To Zika Virus

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/469179452/469233742" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Ebola virus particles (blue) emerge from a chronically infected African green monkey cell. NIAID/Flickr hide caption

toggle caption
NIAID/Flickr

'Pandemic' Asks: Is A Disease That Will Kill Tens Of Millions Coming?

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/467637849/467688331" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript