Amid a lethal outbreak, China faces growing calls to ban wild animal markets for good.
Some airports, including three in the U.S., have begun screening airline passengers from central China, where the coronavirus appears to have originated.
How much of a game do we want to play with something so dangerous to humanity?
One leading scientific magazine - "Science" recently asked infectious disease and vaccine experts for their opinions to prioritize
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When it first began at the end of December 2013 in a rural village in Guinea, the Ebola virus had been restricted to a few
So yet again, as a new virus emerges we need to be concerned but not panic. We need to use our knowledge to help overcome our fears.
I think we need to change the phrase "breed like rabbits" to "breed like humans," as no other species on this planet even comes close to the human reproduction rate. As our population grows, available land shrinks and more and more people are forced to live in crowded, urbanized environments, a situation ripe for the easy spread and emergence of infectious agents.
The situation with emerging infections is much the same. We react to each as if the particular bug is the entire problem
We're coming into closer contact with bats because of human and livestock expansion into forests.
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North Korea trumpeted the same drug during deadly bird flu outbreaks in 2006 and 2013. It is believed to be struggling to
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By comparison, the death rate from SARS was 9 to 12 percent, rising above 50 percent for patients over 65, according to the
But not all experts are convinced that Ebola preparedness has applications beyond the singular virus’ treatment needs. Dr
Calm down, people! Yes, Ebola is devastating, and it may continue to gnaw at Africa and the developing world, but it won't turn into an American catastrophe. Let me explain why I believe we will win this battle.
Such studies sparked international debate in late 2011 when the U.S. National Science Advisory Board for Biosecurity (NSABB
Our job as parents is to help our children deal with worrisome information by understanding how they think and process information at this formative time in their lives, and by giving them information they need to manage their thoughts and worries
The discussions quietly occurring in the corridors of the White House, CIA, Pentagon, and in other capitals throughout the world certainly point to grave concern on the part of policy and decision makers about the possibility of a worst-case scenario becoming reality.
Polls indicate that Americans consider emerging infectious diseases to be a significant public health priority. Although the public's concerns about AIDS, Ebola and other potential epidemics decreased slightly from 1998 to 2004, a majority of 55% still considered this threat critical, while an additional 34% considered it important.
The book poses questions that the public, government officials and especially the press should consider as new infectious diseases emerge. How are the stories of these diseases told within the context of the present, and what are the lasting lessons can be learned from 1918?