Michaela Jacobsen

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Why Is MERS So Contagious?

Amid an outbreak of the deadly virus in South Korea, virologists are piecing together an understanding of a new but familiar respiratory illness.<p>When you study something that is, in the strictest sense, invisible, answers to seemingly straightforward questions quickly become elusive.<p>Like: What …

Public Health

Quiet Atlantic hurricane season — and turbulent Pacific one — near end

With the hurricane season ending Sunday, many around the country might be thinking, when did it even start?<p>Of the eight named storms this year, six of them were hurricanes and only one of them, Category 2 Hurricane Arthur in July, made landfall on the East Coast.<p>The last time the Atlantic hurricane …