New U.S. Center to research how viruses can help us overcome drug resistance

If you can’t beat them — infect them!

Indiana’s health officials warn of West Nile virus spotted in mosquitoes in Elkhart, Carroll County

There’s no need to panic, no human cases have yet been reported.

International health coalition pledges up to $25 million for Nipah vaccine

Nipah has been claiming a lot of lives this week. The world is trying to make sure it won’t claim more.

Three confirmed, six suspected deaths from emerging Nipah virus in India

The WHO has previously placed this virus on its watchlist of pathogens with high “epidemic potential” and no known treatment.

NYC mice are crawling with antibiotic-resistant bacteria and viruses

‘These things are everywhere,’ said one researcher.

Scientists identify new Flu H1N2 from a mix of two other influenza viruses

The first case was reported in the Netherlands.

Far-ultraviolet lamps could eradicate airborne viruses in public spaces — with no risk to us

It can’t go through our skin, but it will wreck viruses and bacteria.

Billions of viruses are showering the planet’s surface in every moment

Virus rain.

Medieval mummy shows people have been infected with hepatitis B at least for centuries

The virus could have been infecting people for thousands of years.

Computer simulation identifies HIV Achilles Heel, offering new avenue for treatment

It also showcases how powerful computer simulations can be in fighting viruses.

Researchers hijack plant to produce polio vaccine

Anti-vaxxers finally have a natural option.

Boiling-acid-proof virus’ outer shell structure could inspire better medication, sturdier buildings

Not bad for such a small thing.

Massive simulation of the HIV ‘shell’ reveals new vulnerabilities that we might exploit to eliminate the virus

It took two years on a supercomputer to simulate 1.2 microseconds in the life of the HIV capsid.

World Health Organization confirms second Ebola case in new outbreak

The disease rears its ugly head again.

Scientists tie antibody escorts on white blood cells’ access points to stop HIV dead in its tracks

It’s more effective than welding a slab of steel on the Death Star’s thermal exhaust port.

Unvaccinated children account for majority of pediatric deaths due to the flu

Immunization is important.

Resurrected drug could help us better fight viruses

Stanford researchers are proposing something different: they want to boost our body’s defense systems instead of targeting the virus.

Mummified child found in 17th century Lithuanian crypt might crack the mystery of smallpox virus

Though smallpox is now extinct, we need to learn about the origin of the virus.

When it comes to the world of viruses, we’re just scratching the surface

We’ve only seen the tip of the surface.

First case of Zika transmitted through touch in Utah was a freak occurrence, paper finds

A lot of things worked together to allow infection via casual touch alone.