Diseases News

Did malaria come from chimps?

Malaria may have jumped from chimpanzees to humans much like AIDS and the Ebola virus did, report researchers writing in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Analyzing blood samples…

Ebola virus found in pigs

A variant of the deadly Ebola virus has turned up in pigs in the Philippines, report researchers writing in the journal Science. Roger W. Barrette and colleagues documented Reston ebolavirus…

Illegal wildlife trade worth $20B/yr

The illegal wildlife trade generates $5 to $20 billion annually, making it the largest illicit market after guns and drugs trafficking, reports a study released by the Congressional Research Service.…