In the early 1950s, Dr. Jonas Salk and Dr. Albert Sabin each found a way to protect the world from poliomyelitis, the paralysis-causing disease commonly known as polio. Here's how they did it.
These spooky costumes may have been worn by some early modern physicians to ward off infection, but the history of plague medicine goes back much further.
On May 8, 1945, Nazi Germany surrendered to the Allies, bringing an end to World War II in Europe and triggering huge celebrations around the world.
Megiddo, a place known in the Book of Revelation as "Armageddon," was occupied between roughly 7000–300 B.C. A prophecy states that in the end times a final battle will be fought near this site.
Zoonotic diseases are on the rise, but the transfer of a disease-causing germ from an animal to a human is still very rare.
Learn how these disease detectives save lives by studying and preventing the spread of the worst bugs and diseases.
Disease outbreaks have ravaged humanity from prehistory to modern times, sometimes changing the course of history and even wiping out entire civilizations.
A pandemic is the global outbreak of a disease. There are many examples in history, the most recent being the COVID-19 pandemic.
Over 100 years ago, a killer strain of the influenza virus infected over a third of the world's population.