An emerging disease is set to get a new coat of paint. Officials at the World Health Organization announced this week that they will soon choose a different name for the disease known as monkeypox—one intended to avoid the stigmatization and inaccuracy of its current moniker. The name of the...

The last few years has made it abundantly clear that infectious diseases are not some abstract public health threat—they’re an ever-present and often unpredictable danger. We’re now in year three of the covid-19 pandemic, caused by the then-novel SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus. In May 2022,...

Cases of monkeypox continue to climb across the globe, with more than 200 confirmed and suspected cases documented in over 20 countries. Scientists are starting to gather their first clues about these outbreaks, including how the virus may have begun spreading farther than it ever has before. Read...