A health official takes a blood sample from a child's finger for a malaria test at a clinic in Bong Ti Lang village on the Thai-Myanmar border.
(Narong Sangnak/EPA /LANDOV)
May 13, 2014

New Lab Technique Could One Day Make Malaria Easier To Treat

Malaria has proved one of the hardest diseases on the planet to treat. The World Health Organization estimates there are nearly 200 million cases each year, and the parasitic infection is blamed for some 700,000 deaths annually.


A farmworker in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, wears a mask to protect against Middle East respiratory syndrome earlier this month. The MERS virus is common in camels.
(Fayez Nureldine/AFP/Getty Images)
May 12, 2014

Deadly MERS Virus Detected In Florida

The second U.S. case of a dangerous new virus from the Middle East has been found in Florida, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Monday.


May 06, 2014

Attorney Seeking Plea Agreement In TB Patient Case

A Champaign tuberculosis patient is due back in court later this month in connection with a contempt charge.  Authorities say they're trying to seek a compromise in the case of Christian Mbemba Ibanda.


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