A scientist who offered a €100,000 reward to anyone who could prove that measles is a virus must pay up, according to a ruling from a German court. The issue centers on the measles vaccine debate.
An update to Panda's antivirus software programs has led to the software recognising some of its own core files as malicious malware. It then quarantined them, leaving itself unable to run and preventing computers from starting up.
A range or viruses, previously thought only to infect honeybees, appear to pose a new risk to bumblebees. New research highlights the risk to these important pollinators of agricultural crops and wild flowers.
Documents released by Edward Snowden have shown that the CIA has spent almost a decade trying to break through the security around Apple devices so that they could secretly plant malware onto the devices and monitor users.
A new tick-borne virus has been discovered in the U.S., called Bourbon virus. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Bourbon virus may have killed a previously healthy man in Kansas last year.
The dangerous code that allowed the Superfish adware preinstalled on Lenovo laptops to spoof secure SSL certificates has now been found inside another twelve programs online. All are capable of getting around the security mechanisms in the HTTPS protocol.
Scientists have successfully cracked a code that controls the functions of a major group of viruses including the common cold and polio. Does this mean that a cure for the common cold is realizable?
Liberia's president on Monday announced the closure of an Ebola treatment facility which lay at the epicentre of the virus's worst outbreak in history, as the disease's spread has slowed in the country.
A new guinea pig model of Ebola viral transmission, from Canadian scientists, shows that direct contact with infected animals is not necessary to catch the disease. The results could inform about health protection.
Throughout the U.K., flu is circulating at its highest level for three years. The predominant type of flu virus - H3N2 - is a significantly different variant from the viral strain seen in high numbers last winter.
A research project has been looking at how the most common protein the makes up the Ebola virus can be blocked. This is seen as importance since the protein mediates replication of a new viral particle.
A nurse who has just returned from West Africa to the U.K. has been diagnosed with Ebola. The healthcare worker is being treated in hospital in Glasgow, Scotland. This is the U.K.'s second Ebola case.
One year on from the first Ebola case in Guinea, the U.S. CDC raises a new warning about the potential spread of the virus and notes that more needs to be done to slow down the spread disease.
Glass representation of the bacteriophage virus by Luke Jerram
Electron microscopy image of a Pandoravirus particle
Colorized transmission electron micrograph (TEM) revealing some of the ultrastructural morphology displayed by an Ebola virus virion.
CDC/Frederick A. Murphy
CULPRIT: Close-up photograph of Culex mosquito, blamed for spreading the West Nile virus.
Sign affixed to a restroom mirror at the Microsoft campus, Building 19.
This (Pseudocolored) negative-stained (false-colored) transmission electron micrograph (TEM) depicts the ultrastructural details of an influenza virus particle, or “virion”. A member of the taxonomic family Orthomyxoviridae, the influenza virus is a single-stranded RNA organism
: Cynthia Goldsmith
Close up on the measles virus
The bacteriophage (bacteria-infecting virus) Czyszczon1 was discovered by Purdue student Emilia Czyszczon in a Bedford, Indiana cave.
Hex dump of the Blaster virus, showing a message left for Microsoft CEO Bill Gates by the virus programmer
A man using notebook computer
Ed and Lex
Public Library of Science
H7N9 virus (computer aided illustration)
Scanning electron micrograph of HIV-1 budding (in green)
Ebola particles are quite scary up close, but you should not buy into the fear right away.
Solano health officials regularly check mosquitoes for West Nile virus, as witj this trap set on First Street in Benicia, the county's oldest city.