To tell the story of deadly viruses, journalists must sometimes wear bulky, impermeable outfits to interview news subjects.
Janssen Pharmaceuticals ended a global trial after independent experts determined the vaccine was not effective. But there are other possibilities in the pipeline, scientists said.
In Prince Harry’s new memoir, he describes a moment when Meghan Markle borrowed some lip gloss from Kate. Experts weigh in on whether that’s hygienic.
A young version of the coronavirus makes up one-quarter of Covid cases across the United States and over 70 percent of new cases in the Northeast.
Medical staff are outnumbered and working sick as the nation’s health care system buckles under the strain of a spiraling crisis.
R.S.V. has probably peaked, but flu is still surging and Covid-19 cases are rising. Scientists are hopeful next winter will be better.
The research was conducted in part when older variants of the coronavirus were spreading. Other factors may have influenced the conclusions.
New Yorkers are contending with a bewildering and miserable mix of symptoms as Covid, flu, R.S.V. and various mystery illnesses circulate.
If you’re feeling sick, this handy chart will help you zero in on which virus you might have.
A high-quality, well-fitting mask is your best protection against infection from the coronavirus, influenza and R.S.V.
An increase in Covid, flu and R.S.V. cases prompted city health officials on Friday to tell residents to wear high-quality masks indoors and in crowded outdoor settings.
This year’s influenza season looks to be particularly bad. We asked doctors what parents need to know about the virus — and need to recognize when things turn serious.
Canine influenza can spread quickly through shelters, kennels and day care facilities, although most dogs will recover on their own, experts said.
Scientists have tested in animals a vaccine that may protect against 20 strains of influenza, helping to prevent another pandemic.
Health experts said the old nomenclature was imprecise, played into racist stereotypes and fueled stigmatization, making it harder to contain the most recent outbreaks.
Covid precautions have fallen by the wayside for many. But for the most vulnerable, risks are still front and center.
In the United States, three big respiratory viruses are competing for attention.
Despite monkeypox fading from public attention, scientists are still learning how it spreads — including without sexual contact or any symptoms.
The “nightmare variant” is not as bad as it sounds.
A drastic and unusually early spike in the respiratory infection is swamping pediatric units across the United States, causing long waits for treatment and worries about winter.
One-off infections are still meaningful.
Before the Covid pandemic, most people caught respiratory syncytial virus before the age of 2. Now things have changed.
New Yorkers are falling ill with new variants of Covid and old illnesses like flu and RSV that masking and other precautions once held at bay.
Here’s what we know about some of the most popular remedies that show at least a little promise.
Zoos, bird rescue groups and other animal facilities are grappling with a “radically different” outbreak of avian influenza.
And everything else you’ve been wondering about this annual vaccine.
Scientists do not yet know how well the vaccine and the drug used to treat the infection are working. Two new trials will provide answers.
Omicron, the 13th named variant of the coronavirus, seems to have a remarkable capacity to evolve new tricks.
The C.D.C. has issued an alert about enterovirus D68, which has been linked to rare, polio-like paralysis.
The virus has now been detected in a Nassau County wastewater sample, officials said.
The debut of Omicron-specific vaccines raises a thorny question: How long should you wait between shots?
New federal data outline the scale of suffering among Native Americans and Alaska Natives.
Federal officials are “cautiously optimistic” as monkeypox cases decline, even as health officials announced the first pediatric case in New York City.
The patients turning up at clinics often have a range of symptoms that are not typical of the infection. Some of the infected seem to have no symptoms at all.
A major new approach is needed to solve many postviral conditions.
Public health researchers say the term evokes racist stereotypes, reinforces offensive tropes about Africa and abets stigmatization that can prevent people from seeking care.
Veterinarians are not sure how contagious the malady is. Most of the dogs affected so far have been under the age of two, an official said.
Circulating poliovirus that can cause paralysis is now in New York. The disease isan imminent threat.
Before its discovery in New York’s wastewater, the virus made a series of ominous appearances around the world.
Experts say children are not at a high risk of infection. But they have advice to keep everyone — from toddlers to college kids — safe.
A new study from the C.D.C. provides more details about a polio case detected in New York last month, and suggests the virus has been spreading elsewhere for a year.
Some babies born with devastating birth defects from the mosquito-borne illness are 7 now, but Covid turned the world’s attention away.
The detection of the virus in the city’s sewage suggests it is circulating there, Health Department officials said.
The new guidelines are intended to help prevent severe disease, the agency said.