State officials reported a case of what they believe to be mosquito transmission of the Zika virus in Hidalgo County, Texas, the New York Times reported on Wednesday. If their findings are corroborated, this would be the first known instance of local mosquito transmission of the virus within US borders since last fall.
A mysterious SARS-like virus has killed one person in Saudi Arabia and left another in critical condition. Though the virus doesn't seem to be as infectious as SARS, the WHO is monitoring the situation:
It appears we're on the cusp of a major breakthrough in the prevention of HIV/AIDS. The FDA said yesterday that Truvada, a drug currently used to treat patients with HIV, appears to be effective at preventing HIV infection in healthy people. This would be the first drug of its kind and would obviously have a huge…
This jumble of over one thousand unreadable letters is not the product of a kitty dancing on a keyboard. It's a protein found inside of a virus. And it's the longest word in the English language. Probably.