Diseases

Why we need to start listening to insects

To fight malaria, researchers are reviving a field of study grounded in both music and biology: wingbeat frequency. Daniel A Gross traces the story from Finland to Tanzania, and looks at where this collision of disciplines could lead.

Going viral

In the age of social media, fears and rumours about outbreaks and epidemics can quickly spread out of control. How can health officials help contain the panic? By Mike Ives

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Searching for Ebola’s hideout

After the recent epidemic, Ebola disappeared. But this relief is only temporary: the virus is hiding somewhere – maybe in forest animals, maybe closer to home. Leigh Cowart joins the hunt.