disease prevention and control

Detective work can stop Ebola in its tracks

The greatest challenge to isolating and treating everyone with Ebola by the end of the year? Tracking them down, says Bruce Aylward, an emergencies...

Another reason your Mom was right about that healthy breakfast…on this...

If you want to avoid diabetes, it’s a good idea to start by eating a healthy breakfast. That’s the message for World Diabetes Day 2014.
Drawing of hazmat-suited person holding up bottle (State Department/Doug Thompson)

Is an Ebola vaccine within reach?

Although Ebola has no known cure, scientists and pharmaceutical companies around the world are working hard to develop a vaccine against the virus.
Airplanes on runways (AP Images)

3 reasons why the U.S. hasn’t restricted flights to and from...

Despite the worst Ebola outbreak in history in West Africa, U.S. officials vow to continue airline flights from West Africa. Learn three reasons why.
The Ebola virus under a microscope

The facts about Ebola: What you need to know

These are the key facts about Ebola you need to know to help stop the deadliest outbreak in history from spreading — and to support the relief effort.
Woman and two boys looking at seeds in woman's hand (Courtesy Peace Corps)

Happy birthday to the Peace Corps…on this day

On September 22, 1961, President John F. Kennedy signed into law the Peace Corps Act, making good on a promise to seek Americans “from...