epidemics

The Virus

Russia Doesn’t Want Anyone to Know About Its HIV Epidemic

The government refuses to acknowledge that it isn't supporting more than a million people infected by HIV/AIDS.
Daria Sukharchuk
3.24.17
Pharma

To Solve Opioid Addiction, We Still Need to Solve Pain

We know a whole lot about painkillers, but not much about pain itself.
Michael Byrne
3.10.17
disaster response

Is Trump Prepared for the Next Epidemic?

Another outbreak will come, whether we’re ready or not.
Kaleigh Rogers
3.9.17
Opinion

What Almost Every Outbreak Story Gets Wrong

If the story of Gaëtan Dugas as Patient Zero was scientifically inaccurate, why did it persist for so long?
Leyla Mei
2.24.17
africa

Ebola Can Hide Out and Replicate In Your Lungs

The more we know, the better we get at fighting the virus.
Grennan Milliken
1.5.17
Flu

It's Time To Face My Flu Shot Fears

I haven't had the flu or a flu shot for almost a decade, but that's a weak argument against vaccination.
Michael Byrne
10.30.16
Health

Why Isn't the Global Rate of HIV Infection Declining?

Fewer people are dying, but the HIV infection rate has stayed the same since 2005.
Michael Byrne
7.27.16
Terraform

The Blondes

A plague that only infects blonde women has been unleashed in New York City.
Emily Schultz
5.19.16
SYMPTOMATIC

Inside Plum Island, America's Only Foreign Animal Disease Lab

In this episode of Symptomatic, Motherboard visits Plum Island.
MOTHERBOARD STAFF
4.15.16
SYMPTOMATIC

How Scientists Are Fighting a Zika Outbreak in the US

In our new series, “Symptomatic” Motherboard explores how we’re combating the globe’s most threatening diseases.
MOTHERBOARD STAFF
4.13.16
SYMPTOMATIC

Motherboard’s New Series ‘Symptomatic’ Follows Disease Hunters Around the Globe

This three-part documentary series shows how our battle with pathogens is getting more complex.
Lara Heintz
4.12.16
earth

'Monkey Malaria' Is Poised To Become More Deadly—and More Transmissible

Development and deforestation are helping push a once-mellow form of malaria into virulence.
Michael Byrne
4.4.16