Data was released briefly, then rescinded. As NPR reported previously, there is already strong evidence pointing to these animals in the Huanan Seafood Wholesale Market in Wuhan.
The wild animals are more similar to foxes than to domesticated dogs. Data that suggested a link between raccoon dogs and the origins of the COVID pandemic was removed from an international database.
Three years ago, the novel coronavirus swept the world. Here are 24 quotes and 13 photos that sum up the reaction in the weeks before the World Health Organization's declaration of a global pandemic.
Marburg virus is hard to detect early on--and goes on to kill about half its victims. Researchers hope to work quickly during this outbreak to make progress on emerging vaccines and treatments.
A 1.5 million square-ft. zone of Dubai known as International Humanitarian City is the world's largest aid hub, with warehouses for U.N. agencies, Red Cross and Red Crescent organizations and others.
President Joe Biden has informed Congress that he will end the twin national emergencies for addressing COVID-19 on May 11, as most of the world has returned closer to normalcy nearly three years after they were first declared.
Thinking about the next pandemic is job number one for many researchers around the world. Here's a look at the World Health Organization's current list of pathogens with pandemic potential.
Invasive, deadly fungi are on the rise. In its first-ever Fungal Priority Pathogen List, the World Health Organization says these are the most important.
Dr. Miriam Rittmeyer gave a talk on the Manchichi Program, which provides formal medical training to indigenous midwives in Guatemala and Panama.
The World Health Organization has issued an alert about the deaths in the West African nation of Gambia. For context, we speak to the authors of The Truth Pill: The Myth of Drug Regulation in India.
Despite the possibility of stigmatizing queer sex, experts say it's important to keep sex at the center of the conversation around monkeypox.
Subsequent variants of monkeypox will be named using Roman numerals for the clade, and lowercase letters for the subclade.
The World Health Organization on Saturday declared the monkeypox outbreak a public health emergency.
NPR journalists followed Youssef Al-Kurd and his family for months as they begged for the medical care that could save his life.
Scientists recently criticized the current name as "discriminatory and stigmatizing." They also say it's inaccurate to name versions of the virus after parts of Africa.