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Infectious Disease

What you need to know about infectious disease, from symptoms and treatments to the latest outbreaks and issues across the globe.

Why pandemics activate xenophobia

The evidence on travel bans for diseases like Ebola is clear: they don't work

“Designer bugs”: how the next pandemic might come from a lab

Scientists are waging a war against human aging. But what happens next?

New York's 1888 blizzard had smallpox, bonfires, and rubber boot shortages

The Ebola epidemic might (might) finally be over

I got typhoid. Then dengue fever. Here’s what it taught me about my love of travel.

The Ebola outbreak is under control, but the developing world remains rife with life-threatening diseases that we in the West barely notice. I should know  —  I caught three of them in three months.

The Ebola epidemic nearly over, Paul Farmer has ideas about how to prevent the next one

I married an anti-vaxxer. Here's what I learned trying to convince her to change.

I spent years trying to convince my wife to get her daughter vaccinated. What I learned is that we can't argue people out of their fears, and only empathy will end anti-vax hysteria.

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Why people die early in each country, explained in 3 minutes

A new Ebola vaccine shows promise. But there's good reason for caution.

Even after Ebola, the world isn't close to ready for another Ebola

The most predictable disaster in the history of the human race

When disasters like Ebola hit, the world turns to the WHO. And it’s failing.

One chart that explains why the WHO is actually in crisis

The tragic love story of America's first Ebola patient

American Ebola patient arrives in the US, a reminder that this epidemic is not over

Ebola czar — "This thing isn't over yet." And the next pandemic could be even worse.

One paragraph that explains why we haven't yet found an Ebola cure

27 charts that explain how we die

There are fewer than 100 Ebola cases in West Africa. Is the end in sight?

The best books we read in 2014

Vox editors, writers, and designers on the titles that grabbed their attention this year.

Report: CDC may have exposed a lab worker to Ebola

The 8 most bogus health claims of 2014

5 health challenges the world will face in 2015

My uncle was the first person to die from Ebola in America.

"Still today President Obama has not called on my grandmother to say, 'my condolences.'"

Gay and bi men in the US are banned from donating blood. That might be about to change.

America has stopped paying attention, but Ebola is still ravaging Sierra Leone

The FDA may finally let gay and bi men donate blood — but only if they stop having sex

10 things you need to know about the pill to prevent HIV

Scary news stories that didn’t live up to the hype, in one timeline

"There’s no room for complacency” in the fight against Ebola

What makes us sick, in one chart

Bird flu is back: here's what you need to know

2 heart-breaking paragraphs about the Maryland doctor killed by Ebola

Survey: Americans are more worried about Ebola than actual leading causes of death

Why no one could calm your Ebola fears — and why that mattered in this crisis

How Wikipedia page views could predict disease outbreaks

It looks like America is now Ebola-free

4 global health issues you've been ignoring because of Ebola

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